The Salt of the Earth (NC16)

Southeast Asia Premiere


Following the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity, Sebastião Salgado's photographic oeuvre sheds light on major events in our recent history, from the gold mines of Serra Pelada to ecological conservation projects on the Amazon. As an ode to his career, filmmakers Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, his son, trace the life and work of Salgado's 40 years of travelling through the continents in this Oscar-nominated film.

They accompany him on his photographic project, Genesis, dedicated to revealing the unblemished face of nature by documenting pristine territories, landscapes and wildlife. Interspersed with Wenders' breathtaking black-and-white footage, the film is a deeply moving journey of rediscovering faith in humanity that leaves us in awe.

Academy Award 2015, Best Documentary Feature — Nominated

Alliance française Theatre is the Venue Partner for the encore screening of The Salt of The Earth on 26 September, Saturday.

  • Director Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
  • Subject Photography
  • Language French, English, Portuguese (Eng Subs)
  • Runtime 110 mins

"A visual odyssey through the photographer's career, enriched by Wenders' monochrome footage and Juliano's color" — Variety

"Hauntingly beautiful images are matched with illuminating testimony to create an utterly absorbing portrait" — Screen Daily

"Anguish, empathy and majesty" — The Wall Street Journal