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Salt of the Earth

Wednesday, March 18
3:45PM - 5:34PM

Violet Crown Cinema
434 West 2nd St


For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been traveling 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.

Sebastião Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: France
Language: French, English and Portuguese
Year: 2013
Runtime: 109min

Director: Wim Wenders, Juliano Riberio Salgado

Executive Producer: Wim Wenders

Producer: David Rosier,

Screenwriter: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders

Cinematographer: Hugo Barbier

Music: Laurent Petitgand

Additional Credits: Screenwriter: David Rosier, Production Manager: David Rosier, Cinematographer: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Principal Cast: Sebastiao Salgado


Wim Wenders is one of the most important figures to emerge from New German Cinema. He also works with the medium of photography, and his images of desolate landscapes engage themes including memory, time and movement.

Juliano Ribeiro Salgado has made several documentaries for French television and is now working on his first feature-length film.

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

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