Amidst allegations of corruption, harsh criticisms of the host nation’s human rights record, and concerns over carbon emissions, Qatar is set to host the 2022 Soccer World Cup. But even as the tournament gets underway, the controversies show no signs of abating. The decision to host such a prestigious event in the Gulf state already rocked by migrant worker exploitation and bribery allegations has sparked global outrage.
Journalist Christa Hofmann takes a closer look at Qatar’s bid to make its mark on the world stage through mega sports events in her groundbreaking documentary. She gains exclusive access to migrant workers at the newly built stadiums and talks to Qatari officials, Middle East analysts, and World Cup fan representatives. Follow her as she dives deep into the intricacies of the controversy surrounding the World Cup and unearths the many challenges Qatar faces in a bid to cement its place in the global arena.