News24.com | Ramaphosa on My Octopus Teacher Oscar clutch: ‘A window into the pure magnificence of SA’s oceans’

Craig Foster and the octopus in My Octopus Teacher. (Photo: Ross Frylinck)

Craig Foster and the octopus in My Octopus Teacher. (Describe: Ross Frylinck)

  • My Octopus Teacher gained the Oscar for Handiest Documentary at the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.
  • Accepting the coveted golden statuette, Pippa Ehrlich mentioned: “I know there are many South Africans unsleeping looking out at elegant now. In many ways, this if truth be told is a little deepest story that played out in a seaforest at the very tip of Africa.”
  • Congratulating the manufacturing group on the success, president Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday tweeted: “The documentary has opened a window into the pure magnificence and differ of South Africa’s oceans and marine ecosystems.”

My Octopus Teacher became as soon as nominated alongside The Mole Agent (Chile), Collective (Romania), Crip Camp (US) and Time (US).

My Octopus Teacher, directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed, paperwork a year spent by filmmaker Craig Foster forging a relationship with a wild recurring octopus in a South African kelp forest.

Accepting the coveted golden statuette, Pippa Ehrlich mentioned: “I know there are many South Africans unsleeping looking out at elegant now. In many ways, this if truth be told is a little deepest story that played out in a seaforest at the very tip of Africa, but on a extra neatly-liked level, I’m hoping that it supplied a peek of a varied form of relationship between human beings and the pure world.”

Congratulating the manufacturing group on the success, president Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday tweeted: “The documentary has opened a window into the pure magnificence and differ of South Africa’s oceans and marine ecosystems.”

Congratulations but again to the manufacturing group of #MyOctopusTeacher for winning ‘Handiest Documentary Goal’ at the #Oscars – the documentary has opened a window into the pure magnificence and differ of South Africa’s oceans and marine ecosystems. pic.twitter.com/FMjqqhMiwc

— Cyril Ramaphosa ???? #StaySafe (@CyrilRamaphosa) April 26, 2021

“We hope it goes to reduction the next appreciation and advocacy for marine conservation at a time when ocean degradation is a growing world declare,”  he mentioned. 

“That is a if truth be told crucial milestone as it goes to reduction further investments, skills transfer & collaboration in South Africa’s film industry,” tweeted Minister of Sports, Arts and Custom Nathi Mthethwa.

Info: The Netflix accepted South African ???? film “My Octopus Teacher” has gained an Oscar for Handiest Documentary Goal.

That is a if truth be told crucial milestone as it goes to reduction further investments, skills transfer & collaboration in South Africa’s film industry #Oscars pic.twitter.com/hOtf9JcrB1

— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) April 26, 2021

Movie industry entrepreneur and film producer Anant Singh launched an announcement to the media, saying: “It is in general a tall enhance for the South African film industry because the film became as soon as shot in Cape Town and went on to clutch the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of oldsters right thru the world, profiling the pure magnificence of the nation. The realm success of the film has also served to inspire emergent South African filmmakers.”

He mentioned: “My Octopus Teacher is filmmaking at its handiest, especially when a documentary is so hugely embraced by viewers all right thru the world.

“The Handiest Documentary Goal Oscar is successfully-deserved, and I also congratulate Netflix on this accolade.”

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