Adam Sobel is a filmmaker who grew up in Arkansas, spent the past five years in Qatar and recently relocated to Chicago. He has produced television and journalism around the Middle East for outlets including The Guardian, CNN and ITN. Sport's role in society is a focus of Sobel's work. In 2013, he directed a series that followed the first woman from Saudi Arabia to reach the top of Mount Everest. The Workers Cup is his feature-film debut.