The Salt of the Earth (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Documentary, Biography, History

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The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.


  • Sebastião Salgado in The Salt of the Earth (2014)
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  • Sebastião Salgado and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado in The Salt of the Earth (2014)
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In regard to his photograph of a gorilla putting its finger in its mouth, Sebastião Salgado states in the film that it is recognizing its own image for the first time after seeing the reflection of the lens. However, studies have shown that gorillas probably can't ... ...


Sebastião Salgado - Photographer: We are a ferocious animal. We humans are terrible animals. Our history is a history of wars. It's an endless story, a tale of madness.


Plot Summary


Documentary | Biography | History


Release Date:

27 March 2015


French, English, Portuguese

Country of Origin

France, Brazil, Italy

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$44,900 (USA) (29 March 2015)


$1,343,349 (USA)

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