Juliano Ribeiro Salgado is bringing a little salt of the earth to U.S. theaters.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the U.S. rights to the French-Brazilian filmmaker’s award-winning documentary Salt of the Earth.
The film played in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival, where it earned the Un Certain Regard Special Jury Honor.
Directed by Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wenders, the film centers on photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has been travelling through the continents over the last 40 years, 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 Wenders, a photographer himself.
“Sony Pictures Classics is overjoyed to be back in business with the master, Wim Wenders, and to discover the work of Juliano Ribeiro Salgado,” said partners Michael Barker and Tom Bernard.
“Sony Pictures Classics has the legacy of releasing some of the most compelling films of our times,” said Salgado. “I’m very excited for The Salt of the Earth, it couldn’t have found a better home in the US.”