The Salt of the Earth
For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has traveled through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. Having witnessed some of the major events of our recent history: international conflicts, mass starvation and exodus, he is now capturing the planet’s pristine territories and grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, Genesis, which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty. His expansive body of work is revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who accompanied him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer, in this film– an Academy Award nominee for best documentary feature and winner of the Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard Special Prize. In a special screening in advance of Salgado’s visit to ALOUD at The Broad Stage, witness the images and stories of one of the century’s most prolific photographers in this remarkable documentary.
Run time: 110 minutes
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