My Octopus Teacher Film Poster. PC: Sea Change Project

My Octopus Teacher

My Octopus Teacher (2020)

YouTube: Netflix

My Octopus Teacher 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“- Sea Change Project

My Octopus Teacher Film Poster. PC: Sea Change Project
District Grade:A-
District Category:Classic
Sub-Genres:People, Environment, Nature, Raw, Life
Run Time:84 Mins
The District Categories: Niche (worth the watch for those interested in the topic), Worth It (worth your time), Classic (one of the best examples of the documentary genre), Skip It (not worth your time)

More about The Documentary District: We are a team dedicated to highlighting documentary films and projects in an effort to promote independent film making. We also provide information on where to stream new documentaries as they become available. If you have a film or project that you would like to submit, you can visit our Submit a Film page.

“Several international publications have listed My Octopus Teacher as a must-see, including The Washington Post, Hollywood reviews, and even scientific articles, according to BizNews. It has already won several prestigious awards, including best feature at the EarthX Film Festival” EcoWatch


The District’s Quick Hits

Awards:Best Cinematography (Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards), Best Science/Nature Documentary (Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards), Best Documentary Director Award (Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival), Best Documentary Feature (Houston Film Critics Society Awards), Best Music Score (International Documentary Association), Pare Lorentz Award (International Documentary Association), Green Warsaw Award (Millennium Docs Against Gravity), Best Documentary (LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival), Best Feature Film (EarthxFilm Festival), Grand Teton Award (Jackson Hole Film Festival), Best People & Nature Film – Long Form (Jackson Hole Film Festival), Best Science in Nature Film – Long Form (Jackson Hole Film Festival), Best Editing (Jackson Hole Film Festival)
Where To Stream:Netflix ($)
Director:Philippa EhrlichJames Reed
Starring: Craig Foster
Where To Stream sections are based on the films location at the time of the article’s published date. Some films may no longer be available on certain streaming services.

My Octopus Teacher

84 Minutes
Final Grade: A-
Now Streaming On: Netflix ($)


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