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Film: The Salt of the Earth (cert 12)


We’re excited to be closing this years Rossendale Film Festival with a screening of ‘The Salt of the Earth’. A documentary of Sebastião Salgado's life and work, revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.

Travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. Salgado has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. Now embarking now 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.

The amazing monochrome images created by the 71-year-old Brazilian photographer are the subject of this deeply considered documentary study. Bringing to the screen work so passionately idealistic and, perhaps, grandiose, and the result of Salgado’s remarkable 40-year career as a photojournalist, and self-described “witness to the human condition”.

Salgado took stunning pictures in South America, Africa and central Europe, paying tribute to peoples who are dispossessed. He speaks to the camera here about his life and work.

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.
— David Hughes - Empire

France 2014, Dir: W. Wenders, J. Ribeiro Salgado, 1h 50m


Sunday 3rd February

Film Starts 3:00pm


£6.50 per ticket (cert 12)

Earlier Event: 2 February
Film: Leave No Trace (cert 12)
Later Event: 6 February
Acoustic Night