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My Octopus Teacher Oscar win great boost for South Africa tourism

South African excellence was on display at the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles last night with the acclaimed Netflix documentary, My Octopus Teacher, winning an Oscar in the Best Documentary Feature Category.The documentary is set in the False Bay area in Cape Town and focusses on the intimate relationship between, independent film maker, Craig Foster and an Octopus, coming together in the Atlantic Ocean.South Africa has an abundance of marine bio-diversity – is host to many endemic species and thousands of kilometers of kelp forest – and through My Octopus Teacher, millions of viewers around the world can see just how amazing and how beautiful, South Africa’s unique ocean life is.“Congratulations to the My Octopus Teacher production team and cast for representing South Africa with such passion and pride whilst showing the world our beauty from a different perspective,” commented South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona.

Source: Further Africa

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