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Football Hell: Introduction (00:44)


"The Guardian" newspaper reported on the exploitation of workers preparing for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Johnny Miller traveled to Qatar and was shocked by the slave-like conditions.

Doha Industrial Area (02:58)

Miller attempts to speak with workers, but many are scared to talk to journalists. He finds construction workers from Kenya, including Abrahim, who are willing to reveal their unsanitary living conditions. The CEO of the Al Sadd building boasts about employment policies.

Modern Slaves (02:29)

Abrahim reveals the original contract he saw in Kenya and the second one he received upon arrival in Qatar. Abrahim and his friends took out loans to come to Qatar and are now unable to repay them.

Overworked Migrants (02:41)

Miller drives into the city of Doha where new construction projects are geared toward the World Cup. "The Guardian" reported that 4,000 migrant workers will die. Miller questions a healthcare worker about injured migrants and deaths.

Death Every Day? (02:27)

A doctor looking after workers in the industrial area discusses workers dying from hard work. A statement from the National Human Rights Commission identifies the death rate of Qataris as normal.

Averda Sanitation (03:38)

On an artificial island in Doha, sanitation workers clean the streets at night. One worker states that his boss confiscated worker passports and takes part of their salary. Miller witnesses their unsanitary living conditions and struggles to be healthy.

Exploited Workers (03:11)

Miller visits the Kenyans and learns that Thomas was presented with a new contract that he refused. A company foreman states that workers cannot complain for fear of losing their jobs; workers will sometimes betray each other. Someone called the company and revealed that Miller was talking to workers.

Evidence of Violations (02:21)

The company fired Abrahim after learning he talked to Miller. Thomas decided to sign the new contract because the alternative was worse. Miller discusses evidence of human rights and Qatari law violations by four companies; he takes it to the government.

Presenting Evidence (02:08)

Miller secretly records his conversation with the Minister of Labor. Abdullah Saleh Mubarak states that "they" punish those who violate the law and that Miller can check back in later. Miller learns some improvements were made but a culture of fear remains.

Doha Outskirts (02:45)

Miller visits the industrial area home to thousands of workers; the living accommodations are in poor condition. A Marco worker describes his struggles.

Construction Industry Deaths (02:05)

Estimations place worker deaths at 4,000 by 2022. A man recalls the death of a fellow worker and discusses the workers' inability to leave the company. An official at Dohar Central Hospital talks to Miller about worker exploitation to make a profit.

Empty City (05:12)

Miller discusses the country's immense wealth and reflects on the lack of people in the city. He visits a district modeled on Venice. Thousands of flats are empty while workers live in crowded, unsanitary conditions.

FIFA World Cup, Qatar (03:28)

Qatar will spend approximately $200 billion on hosting the World Cup. Some FIFA officials reportedly received money for voting for Qatar to win the right to host the tournament. Miller visits the accommodations of taxi drivers; their living and financial situations are similar to those of construction workers.

Desert Camps and Domestic Workers (04:25)

Miller follows buses from the construction sites to camps in the middle of the desert. Miller attends a charity basketball match. The organizer explains why many female workers seek help from the Filipino embassy.

Life in Qatar (01:57)

A healthcare worker says removing the World Cup from Qatar will harm the laborers. A worker explains why he stays in Qatar.

Football Match (01:56)

Miller joins fans to watch Nepal vs. Philippines. Many workers were invited to the match. Miller remarks on worker treatment and FIFA's investigation into Qatar's right to host the World Cup.

Credits: Football Hell (00:09)

Credits: Football Hell

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In Qatar, allegedly 4000 workers will die to put on the 2022 Football World Cup. This staggering figure indicates the slave-like conditions the builders of football's most expensive construction project are enduring. Qatar's capital Doha is a beautiful desert oasis of incredible wealth, built by migrant workers who are almost slaves. Bullied, abused, yet somehow still grateful? Their choice is between dehumanising conditions or a return to poverty in their home countries.

Length: 45 minutes

Item#: BVL118323

ISBN: 978-1-63521-447-5

Copyright date: ©2015

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