2019, USA, Documentary, 72 min, English
Director: Dani Menkin & Yonatan Nir
Screening: Thur 8/20 at 7pm to Sat 8/22 at 7pm
Zoom Conversation with Dani Menkin & Amos Nachoum Sun 8/23 at 3pm
Amos Nachoum is one of the greatest underwater photographers of all time. Fascinated by the most fearsome creatures on Earth, he has developed a unique approach, that puts him face to face with his subjects, without any protection.
He swam with crocodiles and killer whales, with anacondas and with great white sharks but one major predator has always eluded him, the Polar bear. He tried before and barely escaped, but now at 65, as he nears the end of his career, he is determined to give it one last shot: he is about to face his ultimate challenge — to swim, face to face, unprotected with a polar bear.
As the journey unfolds, 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, serving in an Elite Commando unit of the IDF, and witnessing the horrors of war, but where others find fear, Amos finds redemption.