Amanpour and Company

Oscar-Nominated "My Octopus Teacher" Creators Discuss Film

Clip: 04/20/2021 | 18m 15s | Video has closed captioning.

Filmmaker Craig Foster was burnt out and depressed when he took up daily diving at home in Cape Town, South Africa. It was in the ocean that he struck up an unusual friendship with a wild octopus. Filmed over an eight-year period, "My Octopus Teacher" documents this unique bond. The film won a best documentary BAFTA and is nominated for an Oscar.

Aired: 04/20/21

Rating: NR

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