Running The Sahara is a brilliant documentary documenting three individuals - Charlie, Ray and Kevin - who attempt to run across the the entirety of the Sahara - from Senegal to the Red Sea. The film shadows the three runners at home and on the journey. The film tracks their 111 day journey across the Sahara through sickness, wind, sand storms, getting lost and visiting with old friends and new friends they meet along the way. They go through more than 100 pairs of running shoes and battle mental and physical fatigue to pursue a never before done feat.
The film's executive producer - Matt Damon - narrates this film and the cinematography is nothing short of a feature film. The camera moves, angles and the use of the "russian arm" car mounted camera jib provides some of the most spectacular images across the desert.
Running the Sahara: Beyond the Expedition is a 45 minutes "behind the scenes" view of the documentary expedition and highlights some of the struggles the expedition faced including gaining permission to enter Libya. If you love running or great documentary, you will want to watch this epic documentary.