‘the workers cup’ sheds light on migrant workers in qatar _ associated press _ statesville. com

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Director Adam Sobel never intended to end up in Qatar, but it was 2010, jobs were scarce in the U.S. Data recovery usb stick and his longtime girlfriend — now his wife — had just been offered a job teaching at a Northwestern University Qatar. Database companies So they went.

While there, Sobel found work with a local production company that did news stories and documentaries for outlets like BBC, CNN, and HBO. Database application One particular story was requested frequently: That of the migrant workers who were building the facilities for the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Database online He didn’t know it at the time, but the assignment would ultimately provide the foundation for his documentary, “The Workers Cup,” which premiered Thursday night at the Sundance Film Festival.

“Because the subject is so sensitive and because media restrictions were so significant, we either had to hide people’s identities or work undercover. Database high availability The human touch was lost,” Sobel said. Database utility “We wanted to do something that went much deeper than that and really honored the workers for their sacrifices and their hopes and their dreams rather than doing something that just saw them as victims … Data recovery zagreb I wanted to build empathy for the workers instead of sympathy.”

The film centers on the multinational men, from Kenya, Ghana, India and the Philippines, who have given their lives over to slavery-like contracts and dangerous conditions to build the stadiums from the ground up. Database javascript One man, Kenneth, who was a soccer player in Ghana, shares his story about how a recruiter had told him that if he came to Qatar, he’d get a club soccer contract.


Database administrator jobs It was a lie, and now he’s stuck in Qatar under horrific circumstances.

“We’ve had a lot of context about how the recruiting agents are selling a false bill of goods but certainly I didn’t expect that to be wrapped up in a professional soccer contract,” Sobel said.

The title of the documentary refers to the FIFA-sponsored “workers cup” whereby teams from different construction companies play against one another in a tournament. Data recovery for iphone For men like Kenneth, it takes on a greater poignancy. Data recovery victoria bc Yes, it’s a welcome distraction from the conditions, but the fact remains that they are still stuck there.

“We saw (the tournament) as an opportunity because we knew they were interested in promoting this and showing to the world that workers welfare standards were improving,” Sobel said. 10k database “There was a definite PR angle there that we took advantage of and we somehow managed to stick around and keep shooting in the camps. Data recovery software mac We were able to actually get pretty close to the story.”

Sobel worked on the documentary for three years, and kept it completely secret for two due to the sensitive nature of what he planned to show and the strict media standards in the country. Cost of data recovery from hard drive He’s excited that his subjects are getting their voices heard at Sundance.

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