Screening of Documentary Salt of the Earth.
Vikalp Bengaluru in association with Goethe Institut – Max Mueller Bhavan, Bengaluru presents Screening of Documentary Salt of the Earth.
a film by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Then we met again, and we discovered we both love soccer, and we started talking about photography in general. One day, he asked me if I would be interested in accompanying him and his son Juliano on a journey without any precise goal on which they had started out, and for which they thought they needed another point of view, that of an outsider.
– Wim Wenders talking about the catalyst to the making of ‘The Salt of the Earth’
During the last forty years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever changing humanity. He has witnessed the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvations and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of the wild fauna and flora, of grandiose landscapes: a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty. Sebastião’s Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last journeys, and by Wim Wenders, a photographer himself.
“The Salt of the Earth,” Wim Wenders’s documentary about the life and work of the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, elegantly inhabits a moral and aesthetic paradox. Mr. Salgado’s photographs illuminate some of the worst horrors of the modern world: starvation, war, poverty, displacement We are drawn into the contemplation of terrible realities, but at the same time our attention turns to the person bearing witness.” AO Scott, NY Times.
Duration: 109 minutes
Country: France / Italy / Brasil
Thursday | 30th March 2017 | 7:00 PM sharp
1. Kenchappa Road,
opp. Bangalore East Railway Station
Bengaluru 560 005.
Directions to the Venue: https://goo.gl/maps/XKaypNJm2np