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The Salt of the Earth

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Original title
The Salt of the Earth
Running time
100 min.
France France
Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Laurent Petitgand
Hugo Barbier, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Co-production France-Brazil-Italy; Decia Films / Amazonas Images / Solares Fondazione delle arti
Documentary | Photography
Synopsis / Plot
During the last forty years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever changing humanity. He has witnessed the major events of our recent history ; international conflicts, starvations and exodus… He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of the wild fauna and flora, of grandiose landscapes : a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet's beauty. Sebastião's Salgado's life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last journeys, and by Wim Wenders, a photographer himself.
2014: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary Feature
2014: Cannes Film Festival: Special Jury Prize ("Un Certain Regard")
2014: Cesar Awards: Best Documentary
2014: Goya Awards: Nominated for Best European Film
2014: Sebastian Film Festival: Audience Award
2014: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary Feature
2015: Platino Awards: Best Documentary
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