Running the Sahara

Running the Sahara

Director: James Moll Cast: Matt Damon, Charlie Engle, Ray Zahab

DVD (Wide Screen)


Three men attempt to do the unthinkable -- traverse the Sahara desert by means of running -- in this documentary chronicling a journey begun in November 2006. As they interact with the cultures and people of Africa, the runners promote H2O Africa, a charity that strives to promote clean drinking water for the impoverished areas on the tour.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2010
UPC: 0899943002000
Original Release: 2007
Source: Nehst Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:43:00

Special Features

Exclusive 45-minute featurette: "Beyond the Expedition" (45-minute behind the scenes documentary); Profiles from partners of the H2O Africa foundation; A journey through Libya; Original trailer

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Running the Sahara
1. Opening Credits [1:36]
2. Meet the Runners [5:58]
3. Plotting the Course [4:01]
4. Day One [5:04]
5. The Way Through Africa [1:22]
6. No Man's Land [4:57]
7. Don't Count the Days [3:37]
8. Timbuktu [1:21]
9. A Bigger Issue [6:14]
10. Christmas Eve [1:33]
11. A Passage Through Libya [4:39]
12. You're In the Desert Now [5:29]
13. Doubts [3:30]
14. Empty But Beautiful [4:29]
15. Believe You Can [2:57]
16. A World Of Extremes [3:36]
17. A Passage Through Libya II [:42]
18. A Different Level [4:35]
19. Help From a Friend [2:11]
20. Laboring Through Libya [7:46]
21. Into Egypt [2:19]
22. Nine Days [5:15]
23. Sunset In Cairo [1:12]
24. The Last Day [8:31]
25. Red Sea Reflections [3:28]
26. End Credits [6:34]

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Running the Sahara 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
jacknjude More than 1 year ago
Share the amazing experience of this journey, where 3 of the world's best marathoners run across 6 African countries in 80 days - in grueling conditions of extreme heat and sand storms, against all odds and without a day off... Noted endurance runners Charlie Engle, Ray Zahab and Kevin Lin are featured in this breathtakingly beautiful film was directed by Academy Award winner James Moll, and narrated by Matt Damon, with music score by Hans Zimmer, U2, Wyclef Jean and Pearl Jam. A 'must see' for all runners, and for anyone who is a fan of the human spirit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago