As we eagerly await Wim Wenders‘ next narrative effort, the James Franco-led 3D drama Every Thing Will Be Fine, the legendary director has been hard at work on another project, the documentary The Salt of the Earth. Exploring a globe-spanning journey of Sebastião Salgado, the famous Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist, the film premiered at Cannes to favorable reviews and today brings the first footage.

Co-directed with the subject’s son, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, the first clips range from looking at his work to exploring his on-the-ground approach. While a specific U.S. release date hasn’t been set, Sony Pictures Classics thankfully snapped it up during Cannes, so hopefully they’ll let us know when it’s arriving shortly. Check out the three clips below, as well as an official synopsis and more photos.

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 will be released by Sony Pictures Classics.

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