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Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed
Netherlands, South Africa
2020
90
min

My Octopus Teacher

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A freediver and an octopus develop an odd friendship across species, in a beautiful and thought-provoking film from the world under the sea.

For eight years, the freediver Craig Foster has explored the rare wildlife off the coast of South Africa. His daily observations of a wild octopus living in a kelp forest develops into a close bond, across species and separated by millions of years of evolution. The ingenuity and quick wit of the octopus bear witness to a highly developed intelligence. With Roger Horrocks (BBC's 'Blue Planet II') behind the camera, we are brought below the surface of the sea and into another world full of colourful and quirky animals, and witness the wonders and brutality of nature. The encounter with the octopus changes Craig's life forever.

Title
My Octopus Teacher
Director(s)
Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed
Countries
Netherlands, South Africa
Run time, min
90
Premiere status
Producer
Ellen Windemuth, Craig Foster
Year
2020
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