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Just Peace Movie Nights: The Workers Cup with Panel Discussion on Sports and Human Rights

18 November, 2022 @ 6:30 pm 9:00 pm

Join us for a documentary screening, along with a lively discussion with experts from Human Rights Watch, Trouw, and more!

The Hague Humanity Hub and Movies That Matter are collaborating on a Just Peace Movie Night, with the screening of the enlightening documentary ‘The Workers Cup’. The documentary, by Director Adam Sobel, highlights the various rights violations suffered by (mainly migrant) workers tasked with building the stadiums across Qatar in preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2022.

The documentary raises all sorts of questions about the biggest sporting event of the year, and the extent to which countries can use global sporting events to change their wider public perception.

The screening will be followed by a lively panel discussion on the subject: “should we boycott the World Cup?” with experts from across the world of Human Rights and Sports!

Check out the trailer here!

Can we separate football from the treatment of the people building the stadiums? Despite calls by FIFA to avoid ‘ideological and political battles’ and to ‘let football take centre stage’, many voices believe that the two issues cannot and should not be separated.

“The Workers Cup is a personal look inside Qatar’s labour camps, where the FIFA World Cup 2022 is being built on the backs of a million-plus migrant workers. For the first time ever a film team gained access to the most controversial construction site and gives voice to the workers following their enthusiastic preparation for their own soccer cup.”

Just Peace Movie Nights are film screenings and discussions on important and current issues in the world of peace and justice.

Tickets for this event are free for named members of The Hague Humanity Hub.


18:30 – Doors open
19:00 – Introduction by The Hague Humanity Hub and Movies That Matter (with a special guest!)
19:10 – Screening of ‘The Workers Cup’
20:10 – Moderated discussion: ‘Should we boycot the World Cup?’ and audience Q&A
– Speakers: Jan Kooy (Author: ‘Nooit Meer Qatar’ and Deputy European Media Director, Human Rights Watch), Matthijs van Dam (Sports Reporter, Trouw), and further guest TBC
21:00 – Event ends

Attendees are welcome to buy drinks from the bar throughout.

Free for members of The Hague Humanity Hub
Fluwelen Burgwal 58
The Hague, Netherlands
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