A man suffering from a crisis of purpose begins a daily dive into the icy waters at the tip of Africa where he meets a friend who would change his life. His underwater dwelling companion showed him a world rarely seen by humans and he shared this touching journey with the world in the movie My Octopus Teacher.
“I went to the central Kalahari, about 20 years ago. I was making a film called The Great Dance with my brother and then I met these men who were probably some of the best trackers in the world. To watch these men go into the incredible subtle science in nature, things that my eye couldn’t even see and then follow them, sometimes for hours, and find hidden animals in the landscape was just extraordinary to witness. I mean, they were just inside of the natural world, and I could feel I was outside. And I had this deep longing to be inside that world.”—Craig Foster