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Film: The Salt of the Earth

Instead of hosting a film screening this month, The Periphery Center is coordinating a trip to the movie theater (think of it like a glorified field trip for adults).

The Salt of the Earth

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been traveling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet's beauty. Sebastião Salgado's life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer. 

Info/reviews: Official website | Rotten Tomatoes | IMDB | Wikipedia 

Caution: This film includes photos/images of intense human suffering. Personal discretion is advised. 


  • Landmark Shattuck Theaters, 1115 Solano Ave, Berkeley, California 94704
  • Thursday, May 7th, 2015
  • Film starts at 7:30, but I'll arrive around 7pm
  • Advanced tickets available online
  • If folks are interested in discussing the film afterward, we'll probably head here

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