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Directed by Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Germany 2014 110 mins.

For the last 40 years, Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, witnessing some of the major events of our recent history: international conflicts, starvation, and exodus. After documenting so much human trauma and exploitation, he is now dedicating his talents to revealing pristine territories, wild fauna, and flora as part of a huge photographic project that pays tribute to the planet’s beauty. Salgado’s life and work are revealed by his son Juliano and Wenders, himself a photographer. “Mesmeric and unforgettable. . .Wenders’ mastery of the documentary form is again on display… [Salgado’s] sculptural use of light and space is combined with a deep empathy for the human condition, resulting in richly complex black-and-white images that capture the dignity within every subject.”—Variety. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at both the 2015 Academy Awards and Independent Spirit Awards.

Genres: Documentary

Appears in: On Art and Artists



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