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The South African documentary that’s taken the world by storm, streamed by Netflix, has now been awarded with a Bafta.

My Octopus Teacher won the 2021 British Academy of Film and Television award for the Best Documentary.

CapeTalk reports that the film, which was produced for Netflix, follows South African filmmaker Craig Foster as he develops an extraordinary relationship with an octopus while exploring a kelp forest near Simon’s Town.

The kelp forest has gained just as much interest from viewers as the story about Foster befriending the female octopus.

The team behind the documentary has been involved with preserving this particular kelp forest for many years and, thanks to the documentary, their tremendous work has evoked a lot of interest from various people and organisations from around the world.

One of those organisations is the BBC, who has decided to delve deeper into the conservation efforts by organisations like the Sea Change Project.

My Octopus Teacher has also been nominated for an Oscar, due to be held on the 25th of April.

Watch the trailer for My Octopus Teacher below.

Image credit: The South African

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