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The Institute helped consult on the Oscar-nominated film My Octopus Teacher.
The film was nominated in the Documentary (Feature) category, one of only five documentary features released in 2020 to be nominated.
The 93rd Academy Awards will be held April 25, 2021.
My Octopus Teacher and Rewilding Cosmology
Louis G. Herman, Director of the Institute, is interviewed during the making of the Netflix original and Oscar-nominated film My Octopus Teacher by director-producer Craig Foster (who is also director of The Sea Change Project) and director Pippa Erlich. The Institute helped with consulting on the film. Over Louis's shoulder is False Bay, South Africa. Issues raised include: Craig’s transformation, wilderness rapture, and recovering an Earth-based politics.
Oscar-nominated My Octopus Teacher
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 in the first Netflix original film from South Africa. The film, directed by Craig Foster, Pippa Ehrlich, and James Reed, has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary (Feature) category at the 2021 Academy Awards. My Octopus Teacher is one of only five documentaries released in 2020 to be nominated.