My Name is Salt

My Name Is Salt

Screening Information

BUY TICKETS     Saturday, 6 December – 11.00 am – The Australian Cinémathèque at GOMA

BUY TICKETS     Tuesday, 9 December – 6.30pm – Palace Barracks Cinemas

“Exquisite, a film crystalline in its austere purity … Every one of [Cinematographer] Konermann’s shots is damn near perfectly composed and balanced.” The Hollywood Reporter

Sit back and unwind with this lyrical meditation on the exploration of the human condition, winner of the Best First Feature prize at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

Year after year, for an endless eight months, thousands of Indian families move to a desert to extract salt from the burning earth. Every monsoon their salt fields are washed away, as the desert turns into the sea. And still they return, taking pride in producing the whitest salt in the world.

In Farida Pacha’s mesmeric gem, we follow Sanabhai and his family as they strive to make their yearly livelihood, while surviving this harsh, saline environment.

The hypnotic tempo of this strikingly lensed film allows the viewer a different experience of time. Deserved of the many international accolades already achieved, this is pure, gentle, observational filmmaking at its best.