The documentary about Sebastião Salgado co-directed by his son, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wnders, opens in San Francisco and the Bay area.


The Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado is like a witness of our world, our society, our recent history. The Salt of the Earth premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival where it received the Special Prize Un certain regard (meaning a certain look, a certain glance, which, for a photographer... makes so much sense!). It was also nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 87th Academy Awards. 



In short...

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. 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.



The Salt of the Earth is like a wide animated photo album of one of the greatest and most talented photographers of our time. 




Here is the trailer to let you figure out the emotional blast that the movie triggers. 





By Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Opens April 3 2015

The Salt of the Earth showtimes in San Francisco and the Bay Area