For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet's beauty.Written by
The movie title "The Salt of the Earth" is also a reference to the photographer's last name. Salgado is Portuguese for salty. If you add salt to something, it becomes "salgado". This can be interpreted in a wider way as the contribution that Salgado has given to the Earth (planet) or in a more literal way as the amazing change that he and the Salgado family has made in to their land, bringing back the native Rainforest to the Instituto Terra (the Earth Institute). See more »
Sebastião Salgado - Photographer:
To think that these three-month-old trees will reach their apex in 400 years. Perhaps from there we could try to grasp the concept of eternity. Maybe eternity is measurable.
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A fascinating Wim Wenders documentary about Brazilian photographer, Sabastiao Salgado, detailing his life, and varied photographic projects from around the world. Wonderfully filmed, imaginatively edited.
Mainly known as a social photographer, Sabastiao Salgado has documented and revealed the horrors of war, famine and poverty. His travels around the world have accessed hidden brutalities and exposed injustices.
Perhaps as a respite from the human extremes he has witnessed he has recently moved on to projects about the environment. The film features many of his photos and numerous interviews with insights into his personal life.
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