The Salt of the Earth, by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Film by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado. Review by Helen Porter.

'Over twenty years they planted 2.7 million trees.'

This 2014 film, which chronicles the life’s work of the photographer Sebastião Salgado, is a hard watch. The camera is pitiless, presenting horrific images – corpses in Rwanda, skeletal bodies in the Sahel – but with deep humanity and empathy.

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