In The Salt of the Earth, film director Wim Wenders calls on us to contemplate the ways a photographer who captures atrocities can both awaken and dull our conscience by creating a sense of intense immediacy while making us acutely aware of the distance between us and the sufferer.
New York Times film critic A. O. Scott says, “The Salt of the Earth, Wim Wenders’s new documentary about the life and work of the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, elegantly inhabits a moral and aesthetic paradox. Mr. Salgado’s photographs illuminate some of the worst horrors of the modern world: starvation, war, poverty, displacement. They are also beautiful, dramatic visual artifacts, and their power has a double effect. We are drawn into the contemplation of terrible realities, but at the same time our attention turns to the person bearing witness.”
Wenders collaborated with Salgado’s son Juliano, who is co-director of The Salt of the Earth. Together, they created a colorful portrait of a visionary photographer. You can see it at Greens N Grains Cafe on Feb. 4.
Greens N Grains Cafe offers a natural and organic dinner special each evening before the screening. Enjoy a soup specialty, salad, a fresh baked roll and a cup of tea for $7.50, available from 6 pm on. Dinner and a Movie Night screenings take place at 7 pm and there is no charge to attend, but seating is limited to 28 people. RSVP by calling 920.868.9999 or emailing [email protected].