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The Salt of the Earth

Direc­tors: Juliano Ribeiro Sal­ga­do and Wim Wen­ders

Nom­i­nat­ed for an Oscar as Best Doc­u­men­tary Fea­ture; win­ner of 12 film fes­ti­val awards

 A visu­al­ly stun­ning doc­u­men­tary about the life, times, and work of the wide­ly respect­ed Brazil­ian pho­tog­ra­ph­er and pho­to­jour­nal­ist Sebastião Sal­ga­do, The Salt of the Earth is a cel­e­bra­tion of the pow­er of art to change the world, as well as an explo­ration of the con­sid­er­able toll that gift­ed artists some­times pay for their tal­ents.  Sal­ga­do has spent over 40 years doc­u­ment­ing the lives of peo­ple the world over, find­ing beau­ty, strength, and hope even in those who find them­selves in the bleak­est of cir­cum­stances.  He also cre­at­ed an impres­sive trib­ute to the planet’s beau­ty, with pho­tographs of pris­tine ter­ri­to­ries, wild fau­na and flo­ra, and grandiose land­scapes.  In this film, Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him dur­ing his most recent trav­els, and by pho­tog­ra­ph­er Wim Wen­ders.

Released in 2014

110 min­utes

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