The Salt of the Earth

Still of The Salt of the Earth

Friday, 08 January 2016: The Salt of the Earth

Friday, 08 January 2016, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Wim Wenders/Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, France/Brazil/Italy 2015, 110 mins, PG

“Illuminating and inspiring.” The Guardian

This moving Oscar-nominated documentary in which photojournalist SebastiĆ£o Salgado tells of his life and work, captures indelible images of the disenfranchised and refugees from countless wars. He, and we, conclude that humanity is lost in hell. But is it? For salvation, Salgado turns to the natural world and to the extraordinary regeneration of his father’s dustbowl farm.

“The Salt of the Earth travels to the heart of darkness, but thankfully comes out on the other side and leaves you with a hopefulness that no matter what kind of madness and repression happen in the world, there is still hope for humanity.” Austin Chronicle

Further reading

  1. The Guardian
  2. Longer piece from the Guardian
  3. Empire
  4. Eye for Film
  5. Article about Salgado in the Guardian
  6. Slant Magazine
  7. The Charlotte Observer
  8. Philadelphia Inquirer
  10. The Austin Chronicle
  11. Ted Talk by Sebastiao Salgado


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