15 Mar 2015

Juliano Salgado - The Salt of the Earth

From Sunday Morning, 10:45 am on 15 March 2015

Salt of the Earth courtesy Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Image courtesy Juliano Ribeiro Salgado.

There is a well-known series of images of an open cast mine with a sea of people climbing up and down ladders, extracting soil by hand. It is the work of Brazilian photographer Sebastio Salgado.

Filmmaker Wim Wenders is a huge fan of Salgado and has co-directed a film about his life and work called The Salt of the Earth, nominated for Best Documentary at the 2015 Academy Awards.

The other director is Salgado's son – filmmaker Juliano Salgado, who joins Wallace Chapman to talk about the new movie.