The Salt of the Earth
- 1h 50min
- Directed by: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado/Wim Wenders
- Language: French/Portuguese/English
- UK release: 17 July 2015
This powerful documentary about photographer Sebastião Salgado, who embarked on a project which pays tribute to the planet's beauty, capturing wild fauna and flora and grandiose landscapes, is every bit as immersive as Wenders’ last documentary, Pina. It has been co-directed by the subject’s son, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, and explores how Salgado’s own globe-trotting existence is just as fascinating as those he photographs. Despite lacking any nods towards Salgado’s artistic influences, this film leaves you both traumatised and tantalised; his work can be difficult to take in at times, but there is no doubt you’re left wanting more.
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The Salt of the Earth13 Jul 2015
Wim Wenders co-directs a powerful doc about photographer Sebastião Salgado
When it comes to his documentaries, Wim Wenders has often been drawn to other filmmakers: Yasujirô Ozu in Tokyo-Ga, Nicholas Ray in Lightning Over Water, and a host of directors discussing the future of cinema in Room 666. Nominated for an Oscar this…
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