The Salt of the Earth

Synopsis: 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.
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 11 nominations.
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110 min

My father was like that.

It was not anywhere. It was like a shuttle.

That was Tiao.

I thought I was in Vitoria, and was here.

O he was in the north, or making political propaganda.

And as for studies,

if I had not had friends, he would have studied.

Sebastiao was left for studies. He gave a lot of work.

But he studied economics.

I wanted to do law.

He studied one year, but did not like

and he switched to economics, and did well.

This was Sebastiao Salgado,


He bequeathed his name to his only son,

who, though he remained all his life a restless traveler,

He benefited from studies that his father forced him to take

in ways that would never have imagined.

His studies in Economics endowed him sound knowledge

markets, trade and industry.

So I knew what ruled the world.

For him, all started in Aimors, a small town in Brazil.

There the estate of his father stood under the big sky.

There were vast Atlantic forests.

The river then was still navigable.

But above all, endless trains were passing by

bursting with minerals, iron ore

going from there to the rest of the world.

At the end of the day, this was and still is the largest mining area in the world.

That's where Sebastiao grew. He was the only child among seven sisters.

What a life!

Every summer,

He played on the banks of the Rio Doce, the "sweet river".

That's where we are.

So here we are,

our small crew.

Sebastian, ?te ah falls?

I learned one thing.

Having a photographer in front of my camera

It is very different from shooting anyone else.

Not standing still doing himself.

No. For professional bias, react and respond

using his weapon, his camera.

Returns the shot.

- Wim, I have a very nice picture of you. - I will not say it.

I can imagine!

In this case, it was not just me ... fotografindome

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Wim Wenders

Ernst Wilhelm "Wim" Wenders (German: [vɪm vɛndɐs]; born 14 August 1945) is a German filmmaker, playwright, author, photographer, and a major figure in New German Cinema. Among many honors, he has received three nominations for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature: for Buena Vista Social Club (1999), about Cuban music culture, Pina (2011), about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch, and The Salt of the Earth (2014), about Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado. One of Wenders' earliest honors was a win for the BAFTA Award for Best Direction for his narrative drama Paris, Texas (1984), which also won the Palme d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. Many of his subsequent films have also been recognized at Cannes, including Wings of Desire (1987), for which Wenders won the Best Director Award at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival. Wenders has been the president of the European Film Academy in Berlin since 1996. Alongside filmmaking, he is an active photographer, emphasizing images of desolate landscapes. He is considered to be an auteur director. more…

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