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.