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The Salt of the Earth

A journey with Sebastiao Salgado
Star rating: 4.5 of 6
2014 | 106 min | Recommended min. age: 16 y

Over the past 40 years the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado has documented the traces of our changing world and human history on all continents. He was a witness to the important events of the past decades – from international conflicts, wars and their consequences, from famines, expulsions and suffering. His impressive photo collections have shaped our world.

Salgado has started a new, gigantic photographic project called, “Genesis”. Partially as an attempt to recover from the emotional impacts of being witness to so much suffering around the world. In this new photo series, Salgado attempts to pay homage to the beauty of Earth through his signature photographic style. Salgado travels with his wife and son around the globe, documenting some of the vast open spaces untouched by the growth of humanity. Salgado has devoted almost a decade to these paradisiacal places of our earth, returning to the origin of all life and revealing a wonderful tribute to the beauty of our planet.

“The Salt of the Earth” presents Sebastião Salgado’s life and work from the perspective of two directors: his son Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, who often accompanies his father with the film camera, and that of Wim Wenders, admirer of Salgados’s photographic art and one of the great filmmakers of our time.

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