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The Salt of the Earth

This screening took place on
Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 5:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

This stunning collaborative documentary tribute to Sebastião Salgado, the world-renowned photographer whose decades spent chronicling some of the darkest corners of the globe led him to a terrible crisis of faith — and a late-life act of rejuvenation.

For the last forty years, Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado has documented some of the most horrific and catastrophic events on our planet — famine, disease, deprivation, war and genocide — as well as the stunning endurance, courage and nobility of those who face it. Scarred by his experiences, he returned to his family’s drought-ridden farm and managed to reinvigorate it through a system of experimental replanting. The success of this endeavour inspired his new photographic project “Genesis,” which seeks to capture the beauty and grandiosity of those landscapes still unspoiled by human intervention. This stunning new documentary, co-directed by master filmmaker Wim Wenders (Pina) and Salgado’s son Juliano Salgado, takes us on a visual odyssey as we see the world through the eyes of one of the greatest image-makers of the last century — its pain and tragedy as well as its beauty and hope. French/English/Portuguese with English subtitles


“Illuminating and uplifting .... a moving tribute to a peerless talent” (Andrew Pulver, The Guardian).

  • Directed by Wim Wenders and Juliano Salgado
  • 2015, Brail/Germany/France
  • 110 minutes
  • Film Subtitled
The Salt of the Earth

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