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The Salt of the Earth

France, Italy, 2014


The Salt of the Earth depicts a man, photographer Sebastiao Salgado, through the eyes of two other men: his son, film director Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, who tries to get to know a father who was often away from home; and Wim Wenders, one of the great film-makers of our time.

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The Salt of the Earth Directed by Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Un Certain Regard - Special Jury Prize

2014 | 2 special mentions including: François Chalais Award

Academy Awards

2015 | Nominee: Best Documentary, Feature

Independent Spirit Awards

2015 | Nominee: Best Documentary

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Audience Award

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