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The Salt of the Earth

The Salt of the Earth
Documentary, Biography | 2015 | PG-13. 1hr 50min
CAST: Sebastiao Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado DIRECTOR: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastiao Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet's beauty. Sebastiao Salgado's life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.

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 gifted artists sometimes pay for their talents.
Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
The Salt of the Earth, has the power to draw you into its world, transfix, and perhaps eventually transform you.
Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
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