Western Cape Premier Alan Winde joined the Oscar-Winning My Octopus Teacher crew in snorkeling and free diving in the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area to mark World Oceans Week.
“During the excursion, the crew taught me about their innovative Sea Change Project, which inspired the award-winning documentary, and aims to promote human-nature connection and ocean protection.”
“I am proud to lead a Provincial Government which takes nature conservation seriously. Through CapeNature, we work extremely hard to conserve our precious and rich biodiversity, and through our partner GreenCape, we are working to support businesses and investors in the green economy to remove barriers to grow a more resilient and sustainable society,” Winde said.
The Premier also had the opportunity to commend the crew on their successes including putting Cape Town on the centre stage among the international film community.
The Netflix Original documentary film, directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed, documents a year spent by the filmmaker, Craig Foster, in getting to know and understand a wild common octopus in a kelp forest. It won the award for Best Documentary Feature at the 93rd Academy Awards hosted earlier this year.