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The Salt of the Earth (2014)

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The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.
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Cast

Cast overview:
... Himself - Photographer
... Himself - Narrator
Lélia Wanick Salgado ... Herself - Sebastião's wife and collaborator
... Himself / Narrator
Hugo Barbier ... Himself
Jacques Barthélémy ... Himself
Régis Muller ... Himself
João Pessoa Mattos ... Himself
Leny Wanick Mattos ... Sebastião's Sister-in-Law
Maria Teresa Salgado Rocha Bastos ... Herself
Rodrigo Ribeiro Salgado ... Sebastião's Son
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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 Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving disturbing images of violence and human suffering, and for nudity | See all certifications »

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La sal de la Tierra  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$44,900, 29 March 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,343,349

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,402,761
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1.85 : 1
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In regard to his photograph of a gorilla putting its finger in its mouth, Sebastião Salgado states in the film that it is recognizing its own image for the first time after seeing the reflection of the lens. However, studies have shown that gorillas probably can't recognize themselves in mirrors. See more »

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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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Featured in The Oscars (2015) See more »

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Sick Soul
Written by Laurent Petitgand
Performed by Laurent Petitgand
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Beautiful but be aware.
7 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

It's a beautiful movie, though some parts were absolutely terrifying to watch.

There was no indication after watching several trailers of what lay ahead in terms of the suffering it very graphically depicted. It was almost about half the length of the film as well.

For most who are calloused, you will probably be fine. But be aware, those who are sensitive. It took me about 2 days to recover from the haunting images and pain they brought. I am glad I saw it though, because I received at least three wonderfully inspiring experiences from it:)


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