For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling 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.
Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, born in 1974 in Paris, made his first documentary Suzana on the use of anti-personnel mines in Angola. Other documentaries followed, made in Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Brazil. His 2009 film, Nauru, une île à la derive, was selected by numerous international festivals (Hot Docs in Toronto and Le Festival Dei Popoli in Florence)
Paris la métisse (2005), Nauru, une île à la derive (2009)
Wim Wenders was born in Düsseldorf in 1945. After two years of studying medicine and philosophy and a year-long stay in Paris as a painter, he attended the University of Television and Film in Munich from 1967 to 1970. He is a founding member and president of the European Film Academy and member of the Ordre Pour le Mérite. Currently he is teaching film as a professor at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts.
Selected: Summer in the City (1970), Der scharlachrote Buchstabe (1973), Alice in den Städten (1974), Paris, Texas (1984), Der Himmel über Berlin (1987), Palermo Shooting (2008), Pina (2011)