The Salt of the Earth

The Salt of the Earth

By Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2015-07-17
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Director: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders
  • Production Company: Intl Union of Mine, Mill & Smelter Workers
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 4.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 26 Ratings


For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet's beauty.



  • Excellent

    By Just_Me_222
    A superb visual meditation about humans and nature (the ugly and the beautiful).
  • A mesmerizing journey

    By dianacuk
    Absolutely mind blowing! If you are interested in humanity, history, culture and our planet; if you are interested in what it means to be a human living in this world I cannot recommend this highly enough. And if that wasn't enough the film has incredible cinematography and a story line which takes you on a rich journey and will mentally and emotionally challenge you.
  • 2 hours you won’t get back

    By DesignerSJH
    I have always wanted to say this and I have finally found the film to say it about. Nondescript narration and lots of subtitles. I didn’t watch to the end as I found myself with an urge for some trash TV after a while. I think I would have enjoyed an exhibition of the photographer’s work more in his defence
  • Must see!

    By Gangoosh
    Amazingly moving and inspirational. A glimpse into something some of us will never witness, but should all know.
  • The Doc

    By WeSaw
    A must see documentary on the life of a man whom has seen paradise and hell on our planet.