A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.
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Craig Foster ... Self - Host & Founder of Sea Change Project
Tom Foster Tom Foster ... Self - Son of Craig Foster
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After years of swimming every day in the freezing ocean at the tip of Africa, Craig Foster meets an unlikely teacher a young octopus who displays remarkable curiosity. Visiting her den and tracking her movements for months on end he eventually wins the animal's trust and they develop a never before seen bond between human and wild animal. Written by yusufpiskin

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In the wild a typical Common Octopus will live 1-3 years. See more »

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Craig Foster: A lot of people say an octopus is like an alien. But the strange thing is, as you get closer to them, you realize that we're very similar in a lot of ways.
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References The Great Dance: A Hunter's Story (2000) See more »

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Unexpectedly Emotional
8 September 2020 | by moonmark-52817See all my reviews

Wow. More than I was expecting. Had a tear in my eye by the end. Wow.


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South Africa

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English

Release Date:

7 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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My Octopus Teacher See more »

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