From PBS - Go behind the scenes with the Egyptian national soccer team — the "Pharaohs" — and its American coach, Bob Bradley and follow the team's efforts to qualify for soccer's ultimate event for the first time in more than 20 years. Faced with ongoing violence and political strife within the country, the team must remain united and work together to reach their ambitious goal. American Pharaoh documents the team's personal and professional struggles to keep their eyes on the prize of getting to the World Cup while living in and representing a country in turmoil.
Workers won't speak out for fear of being fired, but for some, hopelessness outweighs the fear. Qatari labourers building for the 2022 World Cup are forced into long hours on the side of roads or inside factories in the sweltering heat. Their living situations are just as trying: "We have been here for 2 months. And for 2 months we haven't been given beds." These workers entered into pseudo slavery due the loans they took to travel that they can't afford to pay back, as the hope of the income they were promised was a lie.
“We have been here for two months […] for two months we haven’t been given beds.” Such is life for a migrant worker. Lured to Qatar by the promise of good salaries and regular trips home – they have their passports confiscated on arrival, and their wages slashed. Some work seven days a week, fifteen hours a day, returning home to overcrowded slums where even stray animals struggle to survive.
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will cost the country $200 billion, and for the contractors charged with making it happen – finance is all that matters. “They don’t care how many die, only how much they get” claims one insider.
Egypt - The land of the pharaohs. The Egyptian high culture under the rule of the pharaohs was one of the most important civilizations in ancient times and one of the longest, with a duration of over three thousand years. Everyone can instantly picture the impressive images of the pyramids, the great Sphinx in Giza, the temples and legendary treasures that survived in the dry sands of the desert. A stereoscopic journey will allow you to take a close look at the pyramids, pharaohs, mummification, the Sphinx, hieroglyphs and gods like no other documentary before! Discover the secrets of Egypt!
IN FOOTBALL WE TRUST is an insightful and moving documentary feature film exploring in rich detail the remarkable story behind the Polynesian Pipeline to the NFL. A contemporary American story, the film transports viewers deep inside the tightly-knit and complex Polynesian community in Salt Lake City, Utah, one of the chief sources for the modern influx of Pacific Islander NFLers. With unprecedented access and shot over a four- year time period, the film intimately portrays four young Polynesian men striving to overcome gang violence and near poverty through the promise of American football.
New evidence of highly advanced, precision machining on Egypt's Giza Plateau gives credence to the Ancient Alien hypothesis further supported by glyphs of futuristic vehicles, bizarre flywheels and other artifacts and monuments cut with laser precision.