Workers Cup

Bud Watch Party ~ The Workers Cup

Friday, December 2, 2022 - 12:00am
Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 12:00am
Sunday, December 4, 2022 - 12:00am
Monday, December 5, 2022 - 12:00am
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 12:00am
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 12:00am
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 12:00am
Friday, December 9, 2022 - 12:00am
Saturday, December 10, 2022 - 12:00am
Sunday, December 11, 2022 - 12:00am
Monday, December 12, 2022 - 12:00am
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How the World Cup emerged in Quatar ... a second chance to see this groundbreaking documentary that premiered at Sundance

The Workers Cup is set inside the labor camps of Qatar, where the World Cup was built on the backs of 1.6 million migrant workers. Bud Werner Library screened this film live, and now it's available to stream for free at home.

The film follows a team of laborers living a real-life version of fantasy football. By day they sweat to build the World Cup; by night they compete in a “workers welfare” football tournament, playing in the same stadiums that will one day host the world’s greatest players.

We join one team of men from Nepal, India, Ghana, and Kenya whose only common ground is their love for football. Each match offers them a momentary escape from the homesickness and isolation they endure as the lowest class in the world’s richest country.

Stream the 86-minute film at the link. Log on to Kanopy to watch for free with your library card.


About Bud's Watch Party

In addition to our in-person film screenings in Library Hall, Bud Werner Library continues to spearhead special opportunities to view hot documentaries at home. The library hopes that you'll enjoy watching these thoughtful films, then come together for community conversations to share the experience.