Film: Running the Sahara
Runtime: 102 min.
|Film: Running America|
Runtime: 86 min.
Running the Sahara
- Exclusive 45-Minute Featurette: "Beyond the Expedition" (behind-the-scenes documentary)
- Profiles from Partners of the H20 Africa Foundation
- A Journey Through Libya
- Original Trailer
Running the Sahara is a feature documentary narrated and executive produced by Academy Award winner Matt Damon and directed by Academy Award winner James Moll. This powerful and inspirational film chronicles an attempt by three ultra marathoners to run across the entire length of Africa's Sahara Desert, tackling not only the elements, but also unimaginable physical and emotional obstacles. Their goal is to run across six African countries, anticipating two marathons per day, for eighty days ... without a day off. Charlie Engle from the United States, Kevin Lin from Taiwan, and Ray Zahab from Canada, have run together in marathons before. But this time is different. This isn't a race. It's a grueling test of will and a chance to accomplish something that no known person has ever achieved. The films score was produced by Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer, composed by Heitor Pereira, with songs from U2, Pearl Jam and original songs performed by Wyclef Jean and the African Children's Choir.
**FILM MUST BE SCREENED ON AN NTSC FORMATTED PLAYER**
On September 13, 2008 Running The Sahara's Charlie Engle teamed up with Ultra-Marathoner Marshall Ulrich for his next expedition to press the human physical and mental strengths to their limits. This time the challenge was 3,069 miles in 45 days, starting in San Francisco and running to Times Square in New York. To accomplish this record breaking milestone, the runners would have to average close to SEVENTY miles each day.
Within the first steps of the journey, the story set out to be captured had changed. The country beneath Charlie and Marshal began to change. This expedition delivered breathtaking running footage across the distinctive portraits of the U.S. landscape. It delivered Charlie and Marshall, two super-human icons, experiencing humanizing emotions that can be related to by the experienced and novice running enthusiast. Running America captures one of the most defining and difficult years in American history as the platform and backdrop for an amazing and unpredictable expedition.