Picture Of His Life

Part of our A Summer of Film Series, presented by the Cinetopia Film Festival and Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival.

Yom Kippur War veteran Amos Nachoum 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.

PICTURE OF HIS LIFE tells the personal backstory behind 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. 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.

In English, Hebrew, and Inuktitut with English subtitles.

2019. 71 minutes. Documentary. NR.

“Amazing! A resolution of a personal struggle with an amazing love of nature.”


“The Old Man and the Sea Hollywood style!”


“Amos is one of the best ambassadors of the ocean”

Jean-Michel Cousteau

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This film is being provided by our friends at Dada Films. 50% of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Michigan Theater Foundation!

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