“Workers Cup” director Adam Sobel on creating empathy for migrant workers
The driving motivation
for making this film was to create a film that the characters themselves
would be proud of. I hope that
people take away empathy from the film. I hope that’s what it engenders and not sympathy and at the end of it
instead of thinking of migrant workers in Qatar as just these
casualties of circumstance instead they’re honored for their sacrifices and their
hopes and their dreams.