Picture of His Life
June 19 - August 31
Picture of His Life tells the personal backstory behind Yom Kippur War veteran Amos Nachoum’s long-standing obsession with the polar bear. It follows Nachoum’s quest to become the first still photographer to photograph the world’s largest land carnivore, while swimming with one in open water, without any protection. He is one of the greatest underwater photographers of all time, and has a special affinity for apex predators—he has captured great white sharks, giant crocodiles, anacondas, and killer whales in breathtaking close-up. As he prepares for his biggest and most dangerous mission in the Canadian Arctic, Nachoum faces past traumas in an intimate story of dedication, sacrifice, and personal redemption. The journey begins in Israel in the 1950s and involves the lasting emotional impact of military combat in the Yom Kippur war.
You must finish watching this film within 3 days of rental.
2019. English/Hebrew/Inuktitut with subtitles. Documentary. 71 minutes. Not rated.