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Craig Foster

Academy Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker, My Octopus Teacher (2020)

Craig Foster is a co-founder of the Sea Change Trust and one of the world’s leading natural history filmmakers. He has dedicated himself to learning the secrets of the Great African Seaforest – the inshore kelp habitat at the South West tip of Africa, his underwater home.

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Craig Foster is a co-founder of the Sea Change Trust and one of the world’s leading natural history filmmakers. He has dedicated himself to learning the secrets of the Great African Seaforest – the inshore kelp habitat at the South West tip of Africa, his underwater home.

Together with Ross he has written a book on their transformative experiences exploring the little-known coastline and shallow seas of the Cape Peninsula. His film My Octopus Teacher (winner of an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and winner of a Golden Panda, Grand Teton and PGA) follows the story of his year with a wild octopus, at the same time honouring his pact to dive 365 times a year.

Through this regular intensive immersion, he has uncovered a plethora of new animal behaviours and species, one of the species is a shrimp which has been named after him: Heteromysis fosteri. He has founded the Sea Change Project to share his love of nature with others.

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    • Emotional ecology
    • Documentary filmmaking and reporting
    • Biodiversity and habitat regeneration
    • Wildlife and conservation
    • Rediscovering the human connection with nature

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    My Octopus Teacher | Official Trailer | Netflix

    A Coming Home - the man behind My Octopus Teacher

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