Watch our special conversation for My Octopus Teacher with Co-Directors James Reed and Pippa Ehrlich. James previously won 2 WILD awards for the powerful films Jago: A Life Underwater and Rise of the Warrior Apes. They are joined in conversation by Adi Khen, Ph.D. candidate at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego who shares her experiences taking care of octopuses. The panel is moderated by John Calvelli, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, Wildlife Conservation Society. WCS is known for their critical global conservation work and here in New York they run four zoos and The New York Aquarium – which has its own octopus!
My Octopus Teacher won Best Documentary Feature at 2021 Academy Awards.
Film Synopsis: After years of swimming every day in the freezing kelp forest at the tip of South Africa, Craig Foster meets a young octopus who displays remarkable curiosity. They develop a never-before-seen bond between human and wild.