Running the Sahara - directed by James Moll - follows three athletes as they run across the Sahara Desert. They run (and sometimes walk) thru Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Libya and Egypt. The film does a great job of showing some of the amazing landscapes that they cross - with small glimpses of the people and cultures that they encounter. The scenes in the vast sands of the Ténéré were fantastic! The film also gives you some insight the incredibly tough physical, political and emotional challenges the expedition faced.
Rating: 4 of 5 First Watch Date: July 2011