Films screening at this event

Picture of His Life

Dani Menkin
Yonatan Nir
Israel, USA
71 min

Shortly after fighting in the Yom Kippur war, Amos Nachoum left Israel for the US. Over the last four decades he has become a world-renowned wildlife photographer, taking spectacular up-close pictures of some of the most fascinating – and deadliest – marine animals, including whales and sharks. As he nears the end of his career and having tried once to capture a polar bear on camera – an assignment that almost got him killed – he decided to give it one last chance. Picture of His Life follows Nachoum to the Arctic Ocean on his mission to reach his ultimate professional – and personal – goal, while presenting us with magnificent views of sea life.

Nominated – Best Israeli Film, Docaviv Film Festival 2019

“Achieve[s] peak drama” – Cineuropa