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Inside Qatar's labor camps, African and Asian migrant workers building the facilities of the 2022 World Cup compete in a football tournament of their own.

Cast & Crew

R. Paul Miller
Executive Producer
Dennis Paul
Executive Producer
Nathan Halpern
Original Music

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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (4)

  • The result is a fascinating, and no doubt officially sanctioned, glimpse inside the enormous machinery that makes a World Cup happen.

    July 6, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A documentary with a defeated spirit, but with fleeting glimmers about why the oppressed keep playing.

    June 8, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Not an expos, and hardly a case of sports-as-uplift, "The Workers Cup" feels like a toe dip when the topic calls for at least a deep wade.

    June 7, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Sure, it's possible that this...missed a few opportunities to make a point. Yet it's just as likely that this director is letting you reach your own tough conclusions.

    June 7, 2018 | Full Review…
  • If we choose to pursue these ideas further, we may find ourselves questioning how our allegiance to the adrenal thrills of sports can help hide darker truths about the companies, countries, and organizations we throw our allegiance behind.

    June 5, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It's the kind of piece that could have cut much of its soccer footage and might have worked better as a short.

    January 26, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The result is a fascinating, and no doubt officially sanctioned, glimpse inside the enormous machinery that makes a World Cup happen.

    July 6, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A documentary with a defeated spirit, but with fleeting glimmers about why the oppressed keep playing.

    June 8, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Not an expos, and hardly a case of sports-as-uplift, "The Workers Cup" feels like a toe dip when the topic calls for at least a deep wade.

    June 7, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Sure, it's possible that this...missed a few opportunities to make a point. Yet it's just as likely that this director is letting you reach your own tough conclusions.

    June 7, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Neither sentimental nor filled with heavy dramatic stakes, The Workers Cup is a straightforward demonstration of why people decide to play sports.

    October 8, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Much to the film's credit, The Workers Cup treats its subjects as individuals with agency and not as victims, which makes their plight much more relatable. Their story has only started to unfold...

    January 28, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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