“My Octopus Teacher” starring Craig Foster and a very clever female octopus won this year’s Best Documentary Feature Academy Award. This was added to 19 other film awards.
This underwater story was filmed in False Bay near Cape Town, South Africa. It is a very simple story: Craig Foster, a middle-aged photographer exhausted by his work filming the minute details of tracking wild animals in Africa, recovers at home by exploring the underwater kelp forest of False Bay.
His filming is extraordinarily detailed in exploring the beautiful kelp forest and its denizens. This in itself makes the film award-winning. During his deep-water dives, however, he is intrigued by the adventures of a small octopus. Patiently, he forms a mutual relationship with her.