My Octopus Teacher

South Africa, 90m, DCP

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened March 26–April 8, 2021

This documentary takes viewers into a world few humans have ever seen. Debilitated by adrenal fatigue, Craig began free diving in a freezing underwater forest at the tip of Africa. As the icy water re-energised him, he started to film his experiences and in time, a curious young octopus captured his attention. By visiting her den and tracking her movements everyday for months, he won the animal’s trust and they developed an unlikely relationship. As the little octopus shared the secrets of her world, Craig became witness to the beauty and drama of a wild creature’s life and in the process, underwent an incredible mental and physical transformation. A Netflix release

Academy Award-nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film

A film by Pippa Ehrlich James Reed

My Octopus Teacher is a dazzling technical achievement […] very much about interaction between humans and other species, and its positive potential.”

Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter