Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.

  • Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Penelope Cruz and Steve Zahn
  • Director(s): Breck Eisner
  • Producer(s): Howard Baldwin, Karen Elise Baldwin, Mace Neufeld
  • Screenwriter(s): Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer
  • Distributor: Paramount Pictures
  • Animal Coordinator: Not Monitored
  • Release Date: Friday, April 08, 2005

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American Humane’s Film & Television Unit did not monitor the foreign production Sahara, which was filmed in Morocco, Spain, and the United Kingdom. American Humane’s Film & Television Unit’s work is funded by a grant from the Industry Advancement and Cooperative Fund – administered by trustees from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) – which allocates resources solely to cover SAG domestic projects working under the SAG/Producers codified agreement.

Productions filming abroad do have the option of contracting for American Humane’s monitoring services. However, this does not guarantee that the film will receive American Humane’s End Credit Disclaimer, since the Disclaimer is awarded exclusively on the basis of the animal treatment during production. The filmmakers did not request American Humane’s services for this production, and since American Humane was not present to witness