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My Octopus Teacher (2020)

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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 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: What she taught me was to feel... that you're part of this place, not a visitor. That's a huge difference.
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Most Touching Documentary I've Ever Watched
10 September 2020 | by elliott-57761See all my reviews

I just finished watching this at around 1AM by myself and was able to give it my full attention. It was easily one of the top 3 documentaries I've ever watched and certainly the most touching.

Our narrator and freediving host searches for strength and purpose to continue on in life and in doing so learns deep lessons in unlikely places.

My favorite thing about this documentary is the level of new scientific discovery that coincide with the narrators own emotional and universal development. I'm a sucker for anything that aims to prove our deep connection with the wild and the universe.

This one struck a chord in my heart and had my eyes welling up at the beauty of life on a couple occasions. Bravo

Elliott Osborne, 35, Chicago


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7 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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