Opening Night Film - Picture of His Life MIDWEST PREMIERE!

Environmentalist, explorer, soldier of Mother Nature and one of the greatest underwater photographers of all time, Amos Nachoum’s work has been featured in National Geographic, Time and The New York Times, among other media. His unique approach has put him face-to-face with some of the most fearsome predators on Earth--crocodiles, killer whales, great white sharks. But one major predator always eluded him—the polar bear. His last attempt almost killed him, but now, at the age of 65, he’s determined to take one last shot at capturing the “picture of his life”. Accompanied by Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Adam Ravetch and directors Yonatan Nir and Dani Menkin, Amos heads to the Canadian Arctic. As the beautifully shot journey unfolds, so does an intimate and painful story of dedication, sacrifice, personal redemption and a quest for inner peace.**Followed by a LIVE Q&A with Amos Nachoum and Dani Menkin and an ARCTIC BLAST after-party featuring frosty desserts and inventive hot and cold drinks**

  • Directed by Yonatan Nir and Dani Menkin. Nancy Spielberg, Executive Producer.
  • 75 minutes
  • Opening Night Film Screening, Q&A with special guests and Arctic Blast After Party!
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Welcome to the largest Big Tent community showcase of Israeli features, docs and TV series--made in Israel and/or by Israelis in the past 12 months--in the Midwest! You’ll take a deep dive beyond the headlines. See Chicago Premieres of some of the most talented and internationally award-winning directors, actors and other artists working today as they share their multicultural perspectives. And have unprecedented opportunities to dialog, laugh, cry, party and otherwise interact in person with cinephiles of all backgrounds. We look forward to seeing you again, or meeting you for the first time, soon.