PICTURE OF HIS LIFE
FILM (FEATURE DOC)
He swam unprotected with crocodiles and killer whales, with anacondas and with great white sharks. But one major predator has always eluded Amos Nachoum. The legendary wildlife stills photographer has always dreamed of swimming underwater with a polar bear and capturing it face-to-face on film. He tried once before and barely escaped with his life.
Now, as he nears the end of his career, he is determined to give it one last shot. The danger is real, perhaps more real than ever, but this is his last chance to get the defining picture of a lifetime. As the journey unfolds in the Canadian High Arctic, Amos contemplates the series of unspoken events that drove him here, to the end of the world. From an Inuit camp on an isolated island, Amos confronts the traumas of his past.
To succeed he must overcome the wounds inflicted by both family conflict and war. Aided by the calm wisdom of his Inuit guides, who face their own epiphany of a paradise lost, Amos seeks out his ultimate diving challenge in the extreme cold of the Arctic Sea. It has been a long and painful journey, but where others find fear, Amos finds redemption.
Status: Delivery, Israel Channel 1, Israeli Film Fund
Collaborators: Directors: Yonatan Nir, Dani Menchin.
Exec-producers: Nancy Spielberg, Ori Eisen, Mirit Eisen, Andy Byatt, Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman