This Sahara Railway Is One of the Most Extreme in the World | Short Film Showcase
This NatGeo documentary about the Most Extreme Railways system in the world in the Sahara is seriously one of the most breathtaking piece of cinematography Ive ever seen

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At more than 430 miles long, the Mauritania Railway has been transporting iron ore across the blistering heat of the Sahara Desert since 1963. ➡ Subscribe: ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: #NationalGeographic #Trains #Sahara About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. Know of a great short film that should be part of our Showcase? Email to submit a video for consideration. See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase at Get More National Geographic: Official Site: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: One of the longest and heaviest trains in the world, the 1.8-mile beast runs from the mining center of Zouerat to the port city of Nouadhibou on Africa’s Atlantic coast. The train is the bedrock of the Mauritanian economy and a lifeline to the outside world for the people who live along its route. Hop on board the ‘Backbone of the Sahara’ with filmmaker Macgregor for an incredible journey through the stunning Western Saharan landscape. Follow Macgregor: About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. This Sahara Railway Is One of the Most Extreme in the World | Short Film Showcase National Geographic


Vishwadeep Sonawane : 10/10 for the videography and sound.

معاذ الانصاري : As a Mauritanian am really thankful that National Geographic shared one of the amazing facts about my country. I really appreciate all your efforts

sushant mhatre : The people who built the train track in this scorching heat 🙌🏻

T.E. Lawrence : The cleanliness of the other place like it

Wolpertinger : This video is just breathtaking! Surprisingly beautiful images that illustrate such a rough environment and the strength of the people living there.

rogue warr : Some people struggle to just live ,some people struggle to go to Mars ..isn't life funny

catseye Ruby : At some point,I felt like watching CGI animation.. Awsome cinematography.. The music and the people's brought a strange feeling in me.. It bought me tears.. Long live sahara ❤

Amir Khan : it is sad to see this much bad conditions for the locals,i checked now they have a population of only 4.3mn ,its not that much to be taken care of, this iron ore industry must be making billions and the stories of corruption must be rampant as usual in developing countries.

Daniel Engle : This short film is incredibly well produced.

Azliana Lyana : 3 kilometres long train? Wow! It's amazing how the main cars manage to pull the whole load. This is a very well made video by the way. Almost feels like watching a movie with a very unsettling undertone. I'm just.. amazed by the train, still. Thanks for sharing National Geographic.

Theo Suharto : Mah boi Malick got them nice headphones ayee !

ramki695 : I am extremely happy to have viewed this video. Hats of to Nat Geo for having brought out this amazing video. I was transported to another world with the view and back ground music. What is more important is how the people have adapted to the environment and yet live their life to the fullest possible extent. Hats of to the people of Mauritania. God bless you.

Sayeed Hossain : Do you like Mars? Do you want to go there? Just go to the heart of the desert - Sahara!

Ruslan Drajev : I'm literally incapable of expressing with words what this short movie did to me but I'll try. One, I'm obsessed with geography so learning new things about some place in the world is always welcome. Two, since I'm passionate about visual arts especially photography I was mind-blown by the visual quality, I truly believe the videographer is a genius. Three, it's very humbling to see how some people live, under such conditions, it gives a person a whole new approach to life and reeeally boosts gratitude for everything that we have in our everyday life. I am beyond stunned by this production, I want to thank everyone who stands behind it and contributed to it, it is amazing.

William Miles La Mont : Nat Geo is raising the bar on YouTube! What a moving documentary. The evocative music matched the visuals, and the overall minimalist vibe was perfect for this subject.

Beer Brother's : One the best cinematography I have ever seen ❤️🌍

Kishan KY : This is incredibly beautiful...Probably one of the most beautiful things I have watched on Youtube... Thank You Nat Geo...

Dota Game : When you think about it, that sahara desert was green before becoming desert.

rak man : wow! no commentary makes the video even more amazing.. Well done NG!

RC Networks : Finally YouTube recommended something good for a change.

BillyThe Kid : Iron ore keeps flowing no matter what. Nothing stops this train. Nothing!

Lyes Allalou : A great journey in silence and resistance. The patience those people show toward the harsh living condition is worth praising.

Perry : I just don't know how to put it into words... It's just incredible and amazing...

abel carreon : How do they prevent the sand from burying the railway?

trey simon : Loving How everyone is madly in love with this master piece video

Gisoo Kim : Director MacGregor and music composer Rhian Sheehan need to make a full-length documentary.

fadmacat : Gorgeous footage. A real joy to watch. Serene in a way.

soumadeep khan : Amazing short documentary. Love the background music.

shawn walker : This guy knows how to place a camera. Just wow. Amazing

Tayba Khan : Why sahara desert always reminds me of 'the alchemist' (book by paulo coelho) ?!

Bryan José : Excelente corto! realmente informativo y más que informativo, conmovedor. Gracias por llevarnos a lugares tan recónditos :)

med ozil : Mauritania 🇲🇷🇲🇷🇲🇷

رسول ضياء : الي عربي شاف الفديو لايك

Mateusz Czwakiel : Amazing film! I absolutely loved the cinematography! More content like this depicting life around different parts of the world would be great.

ardy suryo : Video was beautiful. Just sad how the country with so much resources, but (majority) people live in below standard of living. Just like in indonesia. Government didnt care about the poor, they only need when the election time come. Rich get rich, poor still poor. Sorry for my bad english

soni soni : Simply amazing no word......... I would like to point one thing music exist in every civilisation in some form..... .. Love to the of Mauritania from india Like 👇👇👇

Lakai Silas : The first guy must have one wicked farmers tan

Hussain Syed : Though people harsh life deadly combination

Vince Marquez : I didnt want this to end I just wanted to keep watching it

David López : 6:49《The sahara desert is one of the driest regions on the planet, but Mauritania's coastal waters teem with fish》 TEEM is the word nobody could read.

Eric Paul Goldie : Next level cinematography, amazing audio production and fantastic editing, a brilliant video!

Justice Warrior : This is what NG was made for! Master pieces

Danny Mei : The quality of the sound is making me cry

gumelini1 : I would watch an entire hour and a half documentary on this,that is how hooked i am after watching this

Andreas Heise : I made screenshot after screenshot... besides the almost misterious story about the life in desert, the pictures are perfectly taken, the frames are miracolousely beautiful and composed. Thank you for sharing!

Moid Nouman : 10:00 Winning smile on Malick face, May my lord bless them.

Moid Nouman : I thank Allah for all the necessities given to me without any pain.

Daniel Troyer : Freakin Macgregor... always with the most mind blowing cinematography!

Nik Rahmat : The Moors arabs, to think that their ancestors once conquered and rule over the magnificent Al-Andalus empire in Spain.