The Salt of the Earth (2015) — Brazil
The German film maker Wim Wenders documents the life and work of the Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado (b.1944), who has traveled in over a hundred countries across the last forty years to bear witness to the invisible people of human history. The film contains a stark moral-aesthetic paradox, as observed by A.O. Scott — the black and white photographs are breathtakingly beautiful, whereas the subject matter is deeply disturbing. Gold miners in Brazil, starvation in Sudan, forced migrations, genocide, etc. The title of the film comes from the Bible, as do those of two of his books, Genesis (2013) and Exodus (2002). In French and English, with English sub-titles.