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The Salt of the Earth

The epic still photographs of Brazilian artist and environmentalist Sebastião Salgado fill the giant screen in this spectacular new documentary about his life and work. Directed by Wim Wenders (Buena Vista Social Club, Pina) in association with Salgados son, Juliano Ribeiro, The Salt of the Earth comes direct from Cannes where it was awarded the Un Certain Regard Special Jury Award. Long recognized as one of the cameras great artists, Salgados sculptural use of light and space is combined with a deep empathy for the human condition, resulting in richly complex black-and-white images that capture the dignity within every subject. Salt guides the viewer on a visual odyssey through the photographers career, enriched by Wenders monochrome footage and Salgado Jrs color.  Jay Weissberg, Variety

Year: 2014
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, Documentaries, Art On Film, Biography, 2015
Country: Brazil, France
Director: Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Starring: Sebastiao Salgado
Duration: 106 Minutes
Rating: M - Content may disturb
Subtitles: Yes
8.4/10
Location in store: Alice's 300 Greatest Films

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