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Picture of His Life

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 07:00PM - 07:00PM |Now Streaming!

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The Stroum Jewish Community Center announced the decision not to proceed with the Seattle Jewish Film Festival scheduled for March 19 – 29 and April 4 – 5. Options are being explored for a rescheduled film festival to take place in the summer or early fall of 2020.

More information: https://sjcc.org/blog/seattle-jewish-film-festival-postponed/

25th SJFF Opening Night Film + Silver Screen Soirée

6:30pm happy hour + photo booths | 7:30pm intros + film | 9:30pm silver soirée: after party
Get decked out old-Hollywood style glamorous for our spectacular 25th anniversary silver soirée launch event. Kickoff the red carpet experience with happy hour and grab a photo booth moment and enjoy the tinsel town décor. After the film, join us for a reception of lite bites and desserts, refreshments, music, and more paparazzi moments as we kick off our milestone celebration in style.

About The Film

World-renowned wildlife and underwater photographer Amos Nachoum has one final dream: to photograph a polar bear while swimming underwater alongside it—a feat no one has ever accomplished. The National Geographic photographer and veteran of Israel's Yom Kippur War journeys to the Canadian World renowned wildlife photographer and explorer Amos Nachoum, began his career as a war photographer in Israel. For 35 years, Amos has pursued his photographic skills in a quest to show harmonious interactions between man and big animals. Amos aims to raise awareness about threatened and endangered species using his camera and expeditions, promoting their conservation for future generations. Arctic for his ultimate challenge. As he prepares for the shoot, he is confronted not only by the harsh elements of the Arctic and the challenges of capturing a majestic predator up close, but also his own demons and years of sacrifice to his craft, as he reflects on his life and family, and seeks redemption.


Special Guests + REEL/REAL Difference Awards

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Martin Selig will receive the SJFF 2020 REAL Difference Award recognizing his unparalleled longtime support of the Seattle Jewish Film Festival for almost a quarter century and many arts organizations locally. Selig is one of Seattle's largest commercial real estate developers, developing close to 8 million square feet of first-class mid to high-rise office space over the last 50 years, representing approximately one third of downtown Seattle's office market. He is the second recipient of this award which honors local arts advocates and leaders in the community. 

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Director Dani Menken is a two-time Israeli Academy Award winner. The writer, director, producer's award-winning narrative and documentary films include DOLPHIN BOY (SJFF 2012), 39 POUNDS OF LOVE (SJFF 2006 Audience Choice Award Winner), IS THAT YOU (2014), and ON THE MAP (SJFF 2018). His movies have screened and sold worldwide, including to Disney and HBO. Menkin will receive the 2020 SJFF REEL Difference Award, honoring filmmakers who shed a bright light on social issues through cinema. IMDB

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World renowned wildlife photographer and explorer Amos Nachoum began his career as a war photographer in Israel. For 35 years, Amos has pursued his photographic skills in a quest to show harmonious interactions between man and big animals. Amos aims to raise awareness about threatened and endangered species using his camera and expeditions, promoting their conservation for future generations.

 

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Film Details:

Director: Dani Menkin, Yonatan Nir
Country: Israel, USA, Canada
Language: English, Hebrew, Inuktitut w/English subtitles
Running Time: 72
Year: 2019
Genre: Documentary

Subjects:

  • Family-Friendly
  • National Geographic
  • Wildlife Photography
  • Arctic
  • Canadian Arctic
  • Polar Bear

Rating/Warning: PG

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