The Salt of the Earth (2014)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 45m
“We humans are terrible animals”

Opening with pictures taken around the crowded, hellish entrance of a gold mine, Oscar-nominated documentary The Salt of the Earth looks at the modern world, and particularly some of its worst horrors, through the eyes of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado. Salgado has traveled all four corners of the globe for over 40 years, photographing war, starvation, poverty and displacement. Wim Wenders, fellow photographer and award-winning filmmaker co-directs this portrait of an artist alongside Salgado’s son Juliano Ribeiro Salgado. Salgado’s photographs are arrestingly beautiful, dramatic and heart wrenching. And they are made even more so by the photographer’s calm, solemn narration.

“A moving tribute to a peerless talent.” — The Guardian


English, French, Portuguese