My Octopus Teacher, a new Netflix documentary, documents the unlikely friendship between Craig Foster and a bespeckled octopus — and it is the love story we all need right now. It was created by the Sea Change Project and showcases the Great African Seaforest. Nature-doc lovers will absolutely cherish it. 'My Octopus Teacher': The incredible tale of a South African diver who formed an unlikely bond with an octopus Katy Scott, CNN 10/1/2020 A Reno hospital turned their … The documentary follows South African filmmaker Craig Foster during the year he spent with a wild octopus … The Octopus Teacher's home is a giant underwater forest that fringes the shores of Cape Town and stretches north for more than 1000km into Namibia. Directed by Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed. With Craig Foster, Tom Foster. Watch Now on Netflix. Watch this gorgeous documentary about the love between a man and an octopus — and weep over the beauty and majesty of life. My Octopus Teacher. My Octopus Teacher showcases the bond between Craig Foster and a common octopus. 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. If My Octopus Teacher is a love story, as described, it is less Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and more Garden State – which is to say, conspicuously sexless, as is good and right. Watch all you want. John Serba is a freelance writer and film critic based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. My Octopus Teacher was filmed in the Great African Seaforest. According to National Geographic, the common octopus has a lifespan ranging between one and two years. In 'My Octopus Teacher,' A Filmmaker Finds An Unlikely Underwater Friend Craig Foster spent a year diving — without oxygen or a wetsuit — into the frigid sea near Cape Town, South Africa. The kelp forest is a fragile, ever-changing wonderland, that provides food and shelter for thousands of species. In his latest documentary, "My Octopus Teacher," free diver and filmmaker Craig Foster tells a unique story about his friendship and bond with an octopus in a kelp forest in Cape Town, South Africa.The film follows Foster as he battles career exhaustion and depression by going for daily swims in the frigid South African coast. My Octopus Teacher was released Sept. 7 on Netflix and has captivated the world. 2020 1h 25m South African Movies. 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. My Octopus Teacher follows the story of the year Craig Foster spent with a wild octopus. My Octopus Teacher is an exemplary film of its kind. This is an overly long introduction to a fascinating new documentary, My Octopus Teacher, on Netflix about a filmmaker and free diver, who developed a relationship with an octopus living in a kelp forest off Cape Town, South Africa. JOIN NOW. My Octopus Teacher is a 2020 Netflix Original film directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed which documents a year filmmaker Craig Foster spent forging a relationship with a wild common octopus in a South African kelp forest.