FILMFEST 2019 CARBONDALE FRIDAY

Friday, September 27

PICTURE OF HIS LIFE

7:00pm
Crystal TheatreĀ 

 

As one of the greatest underwater photographers of all time, Amos Nachoum has swum with crocodiles and killer whales, with anacondas and with great white sharks. But one major predator has always eluded him. The legendary wildlife stills photographer had always dreamed of swimming underwater with a polar bear and capturing it face-to-face on film. Fascinated by the most fearsome creatures on Earth, he has developed a unique approach, that puts him directly in front of his subjects, without any protection. Now, at the age of 65, he is about to face his ultimate challenge: to swim with a polar bear with only his camera between them. While he is on this journey to the Canadian high Arctic, he will also have to deal with an old and painful memory. (Israel, USA, 2019) 1HR 12MIN

 

FESTIVALS | AWARDS: DOC Aviv, Opening Film; San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2019
DIRECTORS: Yonatan Nir & Dani Menkin
WRITTEN BY: Yonatan Nir & Dani Menkin
WITH: Amos Nachoum
PRESENTED BY: Becky & Chris Steere