Leeds Cineforum screening: The Salt of The Earth (Wim Wenders)

Kyveli Lignou-Tsamantani (University of York, History of Art) will present Oscar-nominated The Salt of the Earth (Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribiero Salgrado, 2014).

The screening will take place at 17:30-20:30, on Wednesday the 31st January, at The Brunswick.

Leeds Cineforum is pleased to invite you to our next film screening. This time, Kyveli Lignou-Tsamantani (University of York, History of Art) will present The Salt of the Earth (Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribiero Salgrado, 2014). 

Oscar-nominated and winner of Un Certain Regard at Cannes, this film explores the career of world-famous photographer, Sebastião Salgrado. Kyveli will use the film as a spur to discuss issues such as the ethics of film and photography.

Film Synopsis:
For the last 40 years, acclaimed photographer Sebastião Salgado has travelled the world, tracing the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed and documented many of the major events of our times, taking in wars, famine, genocide and exodus. But now he is embarking on a new journey: to discover pristine territories, grandiose landscapes and wild nature as part of a huge photographic tribute to the planet’s beauty.
Salgado’s accomplished, moving work and his inspirational life are revealed to us in this Oscar-nominated documentary by his son, Juliano Salgado, and world-renowned filmmaker Wim Wenders (Buena Vista Social Club, Wings of Desire, Paris, Texas, Pina), himself an avid photographer. Powerful, affecting and truly profound, The Salt of the Earth is not just a portrait of a great artist but one of life itself.
-- taken from Curzon Artificial Eye

The format of our screenings:
Leeds Cineforum screenings are preceded by a short introduction from a film expert, then followed by a group discussion in which we share interpretations, ideas and research tips. 

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Leeds Cineforum is generously supported by the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures.