L. The Salt of the Earth

© Donata Wenders

The Salt of the Earth


Directed by Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

France, Brazil, Italy / 2014 / 110 min / Documentary

2015 Academy Award Nominee Best Documentary Feature

Language: French, English with Japanese subtitles




Spiral Hall (Tokyo) / 16h00

Wim Wenders discovered Salgado’s through one of the portraits he had taken – a blind Touareg refugee woman. The Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents since he was in his 30s, and since then won over 50 journalistic photography awards including the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Grant in his 40 years of career. Because his work portrays the world so beautifully and majestically, his work is also known as “A God’s eye view of the planet”. Having witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, exodus, genocide, and been confronted by weaknesses and the darkness of mankind, he quietly explains what he sees in humanity.