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thumbnail The Salt of the Earth (2015 Brazil)

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Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders
Starring: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Lélia Wanick Salgado
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 110 mins

The amazing monochrome images created by 71-year-old Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado are the subject of this deeply considered documentary study, co-directed by Wim Wenders and the photographer’s son, Juliano Salgado. The pictures are the result of Salgado’s remarkable 40-year career as a photojournalist and self-described “witness to the human condition”. Salgado took stunning pictures in South America, Africa and central Europe, paying tribute to peoples who are dispossessed. He speaks to the camera here about his life and work. Wenders says that compassion fuels Salgado’s vision, humanity being the salt of the earth.

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