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The Salt Of The Earth Review

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Biography of the extraordinary Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado.

★★★★★

Every second of film is made up of 24 still photographs, so it’s interesting that Wim Wenders, better known lately for his photography than films, has now made a documentary about a photographer. After four decades chronicling humanity, “social photographer” Sebastião Salgado turned his camera on nature itself, with awe-inspiring results.

Wenders lets Salgado tell his own story, while his work speaks volumes about the human condition. Some of his depictions of human suffering are not for the faint-hearted but, like this fine film, demand to be seen. Unmissable.

Some of his Salgado's depictions of human suffering are not for the faint-hearted but, like this fine film, demand to be seen. Unmissable.

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