Summary. Dakar the Movie is a movie about the Dakar Rally racing event [Wikipedia] named after Dakar, the capitol city of Senegal in Western Africa. The movie is intensely poetic and artistically produced with beautiful landscapes and compelling soundtrack. The camera focus shifts from the smallest detail, such as an insect, to wide landscapes. The movie is expected to be released in 2010 or sometime thereafter. This page will be updated as more information becomes available.
Background. Although the official release date has not been announced, ResourcesForLife.com is anticipating a Summer 2010 launch of Dakar the Movie. From the breathtaking preview for the film on the film’s website, this looks like it will be a stunning cinematographic experience. According to a report on Frontstretch.com, the film will be produced in collaboration with “renowned Director Scott Duncan, winner of 7 Emmy Awards and nominated for an additional 27 Emmys.” Scott Duncan is cinematographic genius who’s excellence in video and film production seems to be a blend of ultra realism only achieved through an almost magical mastery of the motion picture arts. The Frontstretch.com article explains the global impact of the film: “Dakar The Movie is set to be the first feature ever produced about the event in its 30 year history. Shot in both two and three dimensional high definition, The Movie will follow four teams from different parts of the world as they prepare and participate in the most grueling motorsports event in the world. In all, 570 teams from 50 countries will attempt to navigate motorbikes, buggies, cars, SUVs and trucks on the 16 day trek. This is also the first time the event will be held in Argentina and Chile, starting in Buenos Aires on January 3rd. Broadcast in more than 185 countries with 300 media outlets, over 75 channels and 600 plus hours of coverage, the Dakar Rally brings in more than 300 million viewers worldwide.” ResourcesForLife.com believes this is a significant event because it will help unify the world community, and introduce cross-cultural awareness. It will also advance and raise standards in the film profession.
Video. Below is a video summary showing events from the Dakar 2009 event. Click HQ if available for high quality video and audio.