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The Worker's Cup

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jun 11, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 18:14

Guest: Adam Sobel, Director, “The Workers Cup” The World Cup gets underway in Russia this week, but for years now workers have already been at work in Qatar, building the stadiums for the 2022 World Cup. It’s exhausting work in the dust and heat, and they live in labor camps, which contain nearly 60 percent of Qatar’s population. But a few of them have gotten a glimpse of glory playing in a soccer tournament in the very stadiums that will house the World Cup. Filmmaker Adam Sobel documented this tournament in his new film, “The Worker’s Cup,” which just opened in New York and Los Angeles last weekend ahead of a nationwide rollout.