My Name Is Salt

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Farida Pacha's documentary My Name Is Salt profiles people and families who spend a few months out of every year living in a saline desert and mining salt. The work is physically exhausting, and can only be done when it isn't hurricane season as during those months this mineral rich area is underwater.

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  • A mesmerising, lyrical work about endurance, craftsmanship and family dynamics, all unfolding in a stunningly bleak landscape, where abandoned bicycles and machinery pepper the ground.

    Mar 12, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The infinitesimal nature of humankind in the face of the environment is poetically essayed in this starkly beautiful documentary about a salt farmer and his family's seasonal struggle to earn a living from India's Gujarati desert.

    Mar 15, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Cinematographer Lutz Konermann captures the backbreaking beauty of it all, while director Pacha finds her way into the very heart of this timeless ritual.

    Mar 15, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Punishingly poetic profile filmed in breathtaking surroundings.

    Mar 13, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A sleepy take on back-breaking labour.

    Mar 12, 2015 | Rating: 2/5
  • Pacha makes no attempt to construct a narrative from their existence. Instead, she and cameraman Lutz Konermann maintain a discreet distance to capture a unique trade in mesmerising detail.

    Mar 12, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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