The Salt of the Earth (2015)
Critic Consensus: While the work it honors may pose thorny ethical questions that Salt of the Earth neglects to answer, it remains a shattering, thought-provoking testament to Sebastião Salgado's career.
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Critic Reviews for The Salt of the Earth
Stunning imagery and a stirring story, about Sebastiao Salgado and his 40-odd years of shooting global catastrophe.
The authenticity and artistry of the images in "The Salt of the Earth" cannot be denied. In any context, they'd be unforgettable.
The Salt of the Earth is a celebration of the power of art to change the world, as well as an exploration of the considerable toll gifted artists sometimes pay for their talents.
The film takes its time, and even seems to meander in places. But in retrospect, the path becomes clear: winding steadily towards home.
The Salt of the Earth, has the power to draw you into its world, transfix, and perhaps eventually transform you.
Audience Reviews for The Salt of the Earth
A profoundly revealing doc about this great artist worthy of our highest admiration for his unparalleled, eye-opening work of tremendous social consciousness, and it is so inspiring to see that he has started to regain hope in the world after so much disappointment.
7/16/15 Vudu One again the power of documentary film making. A moving picture about a man who takes still pictures, a novel concept. Salgado captures the beauty, ugly, hopeful and distressing aspects of life around the globe. His black and white photos have even greater power than the color moving pictures. His pictures of the Brazilian gold mines, the world wide genocide, and the many varied and distinct cultures from Siberia to the Amazon rain forest are stunning.
Sebastiao Salgado and Wim Wenders is a combination that could never go wrong. Seeing Salgado's stunning photography enlarged on the big screen is quite the privilege too. I'm thankful that Salgado can still have some hope left in him for the human condition and our planet after seeing and documenting so much horror. A truly inspiring journey and one hell of an eye opener! Really good for your soul!
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