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The Salt of the Earth ()


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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.

Awards:
  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 11 nominations.
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Cast

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Himself - Photographer
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Himself - Narrator
Lélia Wanick Salgado ...
Herself - Sebastião's wife and collaborator
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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

Directed by

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Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Wim Wenders

Written by

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Wim Wenders ... (writer) and
Juliano Ribeiro Salgado ... (writer) and
David Rosier ... (writer)

Produced by

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Julia de Abreu ... associate producer
Fakhrya Fakhry ... assistant producer
Andrea Gambetta ... co-producer
Christine Ponelle ... associate producer
David Rosier ... producer
Lélia Wanick Salgado ... co-producer
Wim Wenders ... executive producer

Music by

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Laurent Petitgand

Cinematography by

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Hugo Barbier
Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Film Editing by

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Maxine Goedicke
Rob Myers

Editorial Department

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Charles Fréville ... colorist
Juliana Guanais ... additional editor
Géraldine Gues ... post production supervisor
Guillaume Lips ... colorist
Mathieu Liron ... digital lab operator
Silke Zirnité ... assistant editor

Makeup Department

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Sarah Machal ... makeup artist
Bru Simões ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Béatrice Brabat ... production administrator
Fethia Denehane ... production administrator
Cécile Niderman ... researcher

Art Department

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Laure-Lise Feyeux ... graphic designer
Stefan Fähler ... graphics & titles
Marine Saunier ... graphic designer

Sound Department

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Lucien Balibar ... sound editor
Nicolas Becker ... foley artist
Eric Boisteau ... additional sound mixer
Pablo Chazel ... assistant sound editor
Guillaume Couturier ... sound mastering engineer
Aymeric Devoldère ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Sabrina Felgueiras ... assistant sound editor
Daniel Gilde ... sound recordist
Jean-Paul Hurier ... re-recording mixer
Benjamin Lecuyer ... foley mixer
Gilles Marsalet ... assistant to foley artist
Régis Muller ... sound recordist
Matthieu Tertois ... sound mix technician

Visual Effects by

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Alex Forge ... visual effects
Christophe Laya ... finishing: flame artist
Matthieu Schmit ... visual effects producer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Denis Auclair ... camera operator
Robert Iseni ... camera operator
Thierry Pouffary ... first assistant camera
Hubert Sauper ... additional footage
Donata Wenders ... camera operator / still photographer
Wim Wenders ... still photographer

Music Department

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Laurent Petitgand ... arranger / music performer

Transportation Department

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Elias Campos ... driver: Brazil

Other crew

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Coline Abert ... script consultant
Tony Arnoux ... publicist: France
Camille Delafon ... production coordinator
Stéphane Levy ... script consultant
André-Paul Ricci ... publicist: France
Steffi Röders ... assistant: Wim Wenders

Thanks

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Benoit Fouassier ... special thanks

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Le sel de la terre (France)
  • O Sal da Terra (Brazil)
  • Il sale della terra (Italy)
  • Das Salz der Erde (Germany)
  • La sal de la Tierra (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 110 min
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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross $5,402,761

Did You Know?

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Trivia The title of the film is a biblical reference, Matthew 5:13: 'You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.' See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Oscars (2015). See more »
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Quotes Sebastião Salgado - Photographer: We are a ferocious animal. We humans are terrible animals. Our history is a history of wars. It's an endless story, a tale of madness.
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