PICTURE OF HIS LIFE
TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 6:00 PM (streaming for 24 hours, until 6:00 PM, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5)
ZOOM Conversation – Monday, August 17, 4:00 – 4:45 P.M. (Picture of His Life, There Are No Lions in Tel Aviv)
Documentary (Israel, 2020) 72 min. Directed by Yonatan Nir and Dani Menkin. In Hebrew, English, Inuktitut with English subtitles.
A daring Israeli underwater photographer prepares for his greatest challenge yet, in this extraordinary true-life adventure. Starting as a war photographer, Amos Nachoum built a 40-year career capturing stunningly gorgeous close-up photos of aquatic wildlife, from great white sharks, to killer whales and crocodiles. But one fearsome predator remains elusive. Setting out across the Arctic to fulfill his dream, Amos embarks on a perilous quest to swim alongside a polar bear and become the first to capture the encounter on film. His journey brings him face-to-face with painful memories that have shaped his fearless determination. This breathtaking, intimate portrait reveals a passionate artist and environmental activist who risks life and limb in pursuit of singular beauty.