STAY TUNED FOR THE VIRTUAL EDMONTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL!

Picture of His Life

 

Israel, USA, Canada, 2019

Director: Dani Menkin and Yonatan Nir

English and Hebrew with English Subtitles

Documentary

72 minutes

Monday, May 4, 3:00-10:00 PM

 

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 stunning close-up photos of aquatic wildlife, from great white sharks to killer whales. But one fearsome predator remains elusive: the Polar Bear. Amos embarks on a perilous quest to the Canadian Arctic in pursuit of his ultimate dream of swimming alongside a great white bear and capturing the encounter on film. His journey brings him face-to-face with painful memories that have shaped his fearless determination to succeed. This breathtaking, intimate portrait reveals a passionate artist who risks life and limb in pursuit of singular beauty.

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