• The Salt of the Earth (2015)

The Salt of the Earth

Release Date: March 27th, 2015

PG-13 |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

Juliano Ribeiro Salgado co-directs a look at the career of his father, photographer Sebastião Salgado.

Cast: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Hugo Barbier, Jacques Barthélémy, Lélia Wanick Salgado, Régis Muller, João Pessoa Mattos

Director: Wim Wenders , Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Région Ile-de-France

Keywords: Engaging , Transformation , 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The Salt of the Earth, has the power to draw you into its world, transfix, and perhaps eventually transform you. show more

  • 80
    Boyd van HoeijThe Hollywood Reporter

    The Salt of the Earth doesn’t reveal so much as gracefully confirm that the empathy and humanism that make Salgado’s photojournalistic work so special are also a part of the artist’s outlook on life. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Stunning and, in the aggregate, almost overwhelming. This is not a feel-good travelogue, and Mr. Salgado has never pretended to be a cockeyed optimist. show more

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Nominated Documentary (Feature)