Running the Sahara is narrated by Academy Award™ winner Matt Damon and directed by Academy Award™ winner James Moll.
A small film crew tracked the runners across the desert, capturing their incredible journey on camera, recording this landmark moment in athleticism, in humanitarianism and as historically unprecedented.
Running the Sahara explores the physical and emotional impact of this tremendous test of strength, determination and persistence. The film allows us to relive the runners’ life-changing experiences as we watch them brave the elements in one of the most extreme environments on Earth and meet the unique people of the Sahara, all the while struggling with unimaginable daily challenges.
The film’s narrative mirrors the runners on their quest, as they take each step toward the finish line, building in great anticipation in answering the question: Can this amazing human feat truly be possible?
Through the documentary, their journey will become legend.