The Salt of the Earth / COMPLETED

  • Director : Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
  • Actors : Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
  • Genre : Documentary , Biopic
  • Nationality : Brazil, France
  • Duration : 102 min


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.

“Cannes 2014 Juliano Ribeiro Salgado (Special Prize)”

“Festival de San Sebastian 2014 (Official Slection)”

“Wim Wenders confirms his mastery of the documentary form with this stunning ode to Sebastiao Salgado”

“Illuminating and uplifting”

“Salt of the Earth gracefully confirms the empathy and humanism that make Salgado’s work so special”