the salt of the earth posterNominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary

Atlantic Highlands, NJ - On Saturday, March 14 at 9:30pm, the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council’s FilmOneFest presents the New Jersey movie premiere The Salt of the Earth, nominated for anAcademy Award for BestDocumentary, shown at Atlantic Cinemas, 82 First Ave, Atlantic Highlands. The event raises funds for FilmOneFest 2015, the free One-Minute International Film Festival in Atlantic Highlands. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at The Painted Frame at 78 First Avenue, filmonefest.org, or at the door. 

 

Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Atlantic Highlands Food Pantry as FilmOneFest supports the Food Pantry at all its events.  

The Salt of the Earth

In his first film since 2011, internationally renowned director, Wim Wenders, reveals in The Salt of the Earth, the creative process of the undisputed master of giant photojournalism projects, Sebastiao Salgado.
 
For the past forty years, photographer Salgado has traipsed over nearly every continent capturing humanity's recent evolution and, in the process, witnessed war, starvation, and much of mankind's suffering. This time however, Salgado travels the globe in search of unspoiled lands, grandiose landscapes and heretofore unseen wildlife. Wenders shadows Salgado as he embarks on his latest project: a massive photographic tribute to Earth's beauty.
 
The Hollywood Reporter said, "Salgado's enviable joie de vivre -- despite or perhaps exactly because he’s been confronted with decades of bottom-of-the-barrel humanity for his work -- reveal him to be both a great artist and a man of integrity, even as one wonders what toll the years of non-stop work around the globe has taken on his family."
 
The Salt of the Earthwas a special prize winner of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regardcategory, and is making its New Jersey premiere with the gracious support of Tom Bernard and Sony Pictures Classics.

Thank you to SONY Pictures Classics and Atlantic Cinemas for making this special screening possible.

Many thanks to our sponsor MedExpress for their generous support.

The AHAC is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  The mission of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts.  For further information on the Arts Council, visit aharts.org.

This program is made possible in part by Monmouth Arts through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.