The Human Race is a compelling adventure documentary set in the Kimberley Region - an ancient, remote and spectacular landscape in North Western Australia. Three men from different continents begin the race on the rim of Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater, the second largest meteorite crater in the world, and finish in the small coastal town of Wyndham.
Australian Aboriginal elder, 72 year old Jack Jugarie, travels with little more than his Dreamtime knowledge and traditional bush skills; famous German survival expert, 61 year old Rudiger Nehberg, thrives on testing himself to the limit of human endurance; and American ultra marathon runner, 35 year old Dave Covey, attempts to gain the winning edge by using advanced technology.
As the three competitors shake hands and begin their journey across an area locals dub 'perishing country' many viewers will wonder which of the three men will win. Each competitor is required not only to make the distance but also to survive off the land, finding his own food and water as best he can. It is a test of their endurance, survival skills and tenacity as they walk more than 500 kilometres through sun-scorched crocodile country to the tropical coast. The drama unfolds on an extremely personal level, showing not only the daunting physical challenge but also the strain on the competitors' psychological stamina. All three men are tested to the limit.
AWARDS Winner Triumph of the Spirit Award, Mountainfilm Festival, Telluride, USA 1997 Winner Peoples' Choice Award, BANFF International Mountain and Adventure Film Festival 1997 Winner Best Cinematography, Non-Feature Film, Australian Film Institute Awards 1997 Special Mention of the Jury for Great Human Sportsmanship, Festival International du Film Maritime et d'Exploration 1997
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