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Tue, 01 Nov



Projection "My Octopus Teacher" (What the octopus taught me) V.O. subtitled

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Projection "My Octopus Teacher" (What the octopus taught me) V.O. subtitled
Projection "My Octopus Teacher" (What the octopus taught me) V.O. subtitled

Time & Location

01 Nov 2022, 18:30

GIJÓN AQUARIUM BIOPARC, Playa De Poniente, S/N, 33212 Gijón, Asturias, Spain

About the event

(What the octopus taught me,subtitled original version).

South Africa, 85 min, 2020. Off the Fence and The Sea Change Project.

After years of daily swimming in the frozen ocean off the southern tip of Africa, Craig Foster finds an unexpected teacher: a young octopus with unusual curiosity.

By visiting its den and following its movements for months, he eventually gains the animal's trust and they develop a bond never seen before between humans and wild animals. As the little octopus shares the secrets of his world, Craig undergoes an incredible mental and physical transformation. His body becomes immune to the cold of the depths, and each plunge without outside help lasts minutes. The octopus shows him things that have never been recorded by science or on film: how he uses tools to defend himself from a shark attack and the myriad ways he invents to move across the seabed.

My Octopus Teacher is a memorable film, one that redefines our understanding of the creatures with whom we share our world.

After the screening there will be a discussion with Pippa Ehrlich,co-director of the documentary and environmental journalistand Fernando Sitges,director of the Bioparc Foundation, zoologist and documentalist, where they will comment on the process of making the film, on the environment, conservation, and above all, the importance of audiovisual media to support dissemination.


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