APPG on Sport, Modern Slavery & Human Rights - The Workers Cup: Film screen...

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House of Lords

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On the afternoon of Monday 19 March 2018, the APPG on Sport, Modern Slavery and Human Rights, with the support of the Institute for Human Rights and Business and the UN Global Compact Network UK, will be screening an important film: The Workers Cup.

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3.30pm Arrivals and tea/coffee.

3.40pm Welcome and introduction to the work of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sport, Modern Slavery and Human Rights by Baroness Young of Hornsey. An overview of future meetings and key questions.

3.55pm Introduction to Worker’s Cup film by Rosie Garthwaite (Producer).

4.00pm Screening of the film.

5.30pm Interview with Rosie Garthwaite by John Morrison (CEO, Institute of Human Rights and Business).

5.45pm Questions, comments and discussion.

6.30pm Close.

About The Workers Cup film:

In 2022, Qatar will host the biggest sporting event in the world, the FIFA World Cup. The film focuses on a select group in the camp who have been chosen to compete in a football tournament for laborers: The Workers Cup. The film is a portrait of a handful of players on the team. It explores universal themes of ambition, aspiration, and masculinity, as we see the protagonists wrangle hope, meaning, and opportunity out of dismal circumstances. The mundane is fraught with turmoil, whether it is changing jobs, talking with family back home, or going on a date. This results in a terrible toll to the psyche of our protagonists, as they are depleted of the hope that motivated them to come to Qatar in the first place. Ultimately, our own complicated relationship with sport is revealed, as we see its power to unite and divide society by turns.

Click here to view The Workers Cup trailer.

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