Picture of His Life


He swam 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 always dreamed of swimming underwater with a polar bear and capturing it face-to-face on film. He tried before and barely escaped with his life, but 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 Picture of His Life. Amos contemplates the series of unspoken events that drove him here, to the end of the world. It has been a long and painful journey, but where others find fear, Amos finds redemption.

Producer: Yonatan Nir, Dani Menkin

Co Producer: Nancy Spielberg, Ori Eisen, Mirit Eisen, Roger Fishman


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Production Company: Yonatan Nir Films, Hey Jude Productions, Playmount Productions
Duration: 71 min.
Date of Release: 2019
Country of Production: ISRAEL / CANADA / UNITED STATES

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Hebrew, English, INUIT
Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Festivals & Awards

  • DocAviv 2019 – OPENING FILM

Involved Broadcasters

Channel 8, Israel, NHK, NDR/ARD, France Televisions, Avrotros


Art / Music / Culture, Drama Documentary, Nature / Environment, Personal Stories