One of the most heart-warming documentaries of the decade – filmed in South Africa – has won a BAFTA award!

“My Octopus Teacher” took home the BAFTA award for the best documentary at the ceremony on Sunday night.

The documentary team filmed in Cape Town. The doccie centres around the growing friendship between a tiny octopus and free-diver, Craig Foster. It was one of the first Netflix Original Documentaries made in South Africa.

Directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed and produced by Craig Foster, My Octopus Teacher, made waves when it was released in 2020. Foster befriended the octopus in an underwater kelp forest in False Bay, near Cape Town. The octopus allowed Foster into her life to document her home, her meals, and even trusted him enough to let him see her sleep.

If you haven’t watched the documentary, hope on to Netflix as soon as you can.

The documentary has also been nominated for an Oscar award.

Watch the trailer below.

 

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