The Salt of the Earth

The Salt of the Earth
  • 2014
  • France / Brazil / Italy
  • 1h 50min
  • 12
  • 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 Earth

13 Jul 20154 stars

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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