THE SALT OF THE EARTH
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 2 pm – Free
Filmmaker Wim Wenders brings his mellow humanism and globe-trotting curiosity to this Oscar-nominated documentary about the life and work of the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado. Salgado elegantly inhabits a moral and aesthetic paradox: while his photographs illuminate some of the worst horrors of the modern world—starvation, war, poverty, displacement—they are also beautiful, dramatic visual artifacts. Like his accounts of taking them, some of Salgado’s depictions of human suffering are not for the faint-hearted; but like this fine film, they demand to be seen nonetheless.
“The Salt of The Earth is a mesmeric and unforgettable look at the world and it sufferings through the eyes of a remarkably insightful and honorable artist.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist
In English, French and Portuguese with English subtitles
Brazil/Germany – 2014 – 110 mins.
Introduced by Gayle Cohen with a post-screening discussion lead by her
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