The Salt of the Earth
2014, France-Brazil, 110’, Color, French-Portuguese-English
Director: Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Cast: Sebastio Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado (Narrator)
2015 Academy Award Best Documentary Nominee
2014 Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard Special Prize
The story of world famous photographer Salgado and his travels to the most unknown and untouched lands.
During the last forty years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever changing humanity. He has witnessed the major events of our recent history ; international conflicts, starvations and exodus… He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of the wild fauna and flora, of grandiose landscapes: a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty. Sebastião’s Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last journeys, and by Wim Wenders, a photographer himself.