Award-successful film on well known underwater photographer to be proven Jan. 23 at Figge

Stella McDaniel

The inspirational award-successful 2019 motion picture, “Picture of His Life” will be the initially film in River Action’s Environmental Movie Series 2022. It will be proven on Sunday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. at the Figge Art Museum Auditorium, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport.

Amos Nachoum is just one of the finest underwater photographers of all time. Fascinated by the most fearsome creatures on earth, he has designed a one of a kind tactic, that places him confront to face with his subjects without any security, according to a film synopsis. He swam with crocodiles and killer whales, with anacondas and with good white sharks, but one particular big predator has generally eluded him: the Polar bear. He tried prior to and scarcely escaped, but now, as he nears the stop of his profession, he is identified to give it one particular very last shot.

The poster for “Picture of His Life.”

As the journey unfolds, Amos contemplates the series of unspoken gatherings that drove him listed here, to the close of the entire world. It has been a long and painful journey, soon after serving in an Elite Israeli Commando Device throughout the 1973 Arab-Israeli War and witnessing the horrors of war, but where by other folks discover concern, Amos finds redemption.

The motion picture trailer can be seen at:

Nachoum has led terrific expeditions for individual adventurers and institutions like Apple, IBM, Microsoft, Discovery Channel, Armani, Disney, and Colombia Photos. For Countrywide Geographic, he was workforce chief for independent photograph expeditions to document the Red Sea, Great White Sharks, and Killer Whales.

His pics and essays have appeared in hundreds of publications all over the world, including National Geographic, Time, Lifetime, The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Le Figaro, Terra Sauvage, Airone, Mondo Somerso, and Der Spiegel. His perform has also been integrated in the textbooks “The Dwelling Ocean,” “The Entire world of Nature,” and “Oceans.” He has appeared on Countrywide Geographic Explorer, These days, and Excellent Morning America and showcased in Men and women, Esquire, and Cash magazines. Amos’s photography has received Nikon, Communication Arts, and BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Yr awards.

“Above all else, Amos enjoys folks as a great deal as wildlife,” according to his bio. “His issue for both of those inspired him to co-identified Israel’s Maritime National Park on the Purple Sea. Even though his desire in conservation began with sharks, he looks to provide awareness to the most fragile regions of the underwater realm with preservation of the setting foremost in his intellect. His favorite way to raise consciousness and promote enthusiasm for the ocean is to support company experience it first-hand. For those not able to join him on his adventures, he delivers the oceans to the planet by means of his photography and general public speaking engagements.”

For the Figge screening, admission is $5. Tickets may possibly be procured at or before the motion picture. The movie is 72 minutes very long and the Jewish Federation of the Quad Metropolitan areas (an function sponsor) announced that the submit-film speaker (who will Zoom in dwell) is Dani Menkin, the author/director of “Picture of His Life.” Menkin is an Israeli-American residing in California.

The Figge requires masks be worn and seating will be limited. 

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