Salt of the Earth
Scriptwriter and director: Sergei Debizhev
Production: Timelab
Concept
Salt of the Earth: A large-scale spectacular film about unique salt deposits and salt mining around the world

Terms: 1,5 years
Budget: ~2 mln. US$ (+-0,5 mln, depend on the number of countries)
Locations: ~10 countries
Duration: from 60 to 90 mins
Detailed terms
2-4 weeks
Concept and detailed cost estimation
2 months
Scriptwriting and filming authorizations
6-7 months
filming in ~10 countries: highly depend on a season, weather and geopolitical conjuncture
6-7 months
postproduction: edit, color grading, sound producing, music writing, orchestra and voiceover recording
Budget
~1,5-2,5 mln US $

Rude cost estimation based on our expertise of international filming and similar reference projects:

"Human" by Yann Arthus-Bertrand: 13 mln. €
"Home" by Yann Arthus-Bertrand: 10 mln. €
"Samsara" by Ron Fricke: 4 mln. US $
"Aquarela" by Victor Kossakovsky: 2 mln. €
Locations
This is not a final list of locations. After deep research some locations could be added and some could be delisted, because of impossibility of filming.
Bolivia
World famous salt lakes
Republic of Niger
Colorful salt lakes in the middle of Sahara desert
Ethiopia
Ethiopia's Dallol volcano's colorful ponds
Tanzania
Alkaline salt lake of tectonic endoreic
Republic of Uganda
Black salt hand mining in Uganda
Russia
Verhnekamskoe underground deposit of salt in Perm krai
Pakistan
Famous Himalayan salt which named "pink gold"
Italy
High tech underground salt mining in Sicily
Republic of Senegal
Hand mining in the water
France
Brittany, Guérande Peninsula, mining the most expensive salt in the world
Morocco
The ancestral tradition of salt mining in the Morocco's Atlas mountains
Canada
Sacred spotted lake redeemed by the Indians