FREE VIRTUAL TALK ON APRIL 8th
|Join WFF this Thursday April 8th at 2pm EST for a free online talk with MY OCTOPUS TEACHER directors Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed moderated by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Rachel Grady. Currently available to watch on Netflix, the film recently won the PGA Award and is nominated for both the Academy Award and BAFTA for Best Documentary.|
ABOUT THE FILM:
After years spent filming some of the planet’s most dangerous animals, Craig Foster was burned out and depressed, his family relationships in turmoil. He decided to put a halt to his career to reconnect with his own roots – the magical underwater world of the kelp forest off the coast of his hometown – Cape Town, South Africa. For nearly a decade, Craig went diving daily in the icy cold waters, ditching wetsuit and scuba rig in one of the most predator dense places on earth. The common octopus he met and tracked became first his subject, then his teacher, showing him things no human had ever witnessed. Shot over eight years, with 3000 hours of footage, MY OCTOPUS TEACHER documents a unique friendship, interaction and animal intelligence never seen before.
SAVE THE DATES:
22nd Annual Woodstock Film Festival
September 29th – October 3rd, 2021