12A
1hr 50mins

A visually powerful documentary on the photography of Sebastião Salgado, The Salt of the Earth explores the mediums of art and photojournalism in contemplating what it means to be to human.

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Wim Wenders Retrospective
Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
12A
Documentary
Images of real dead bodies
French, English & Portugese
Contains Foreign Language Subtitles

Wim Wenders evocatively documents the life and work of Sebastião Salgado, the renown Brazilian photojournalist whose transcendent black and white images have followed the scale and struggles of humanity across the globe.

From the landscape and people of the Amazon rainforest to the largest refugee camps in the world; merging art and anthropology, Salgado describes his practice as the attempt to bear “witness to the human condition.” At times his work has the romance of an adventurer, whilst in other moments it brings him to report on the pain of human suffering in famines and conflict.

Co-directed by Salgado’s son, the documentary manages to weave the personal details of a biopic into a more collective and international portrait of human history.

Combining Salgado’s stunning photography with equally artistic cinematography, Wenders creates a film that looks back at the lens to ponder: if photography is “drawing with light”, then what is our picture?

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