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My Octopus Teacher

Streaming on Netflix

I am not a big fan of nature documentaries. Being an animal lover, I cringe at the depiction of the food chain in cinematic realness. Like the unnamed Star Trek crewmembers chosen to beam to a planet, my favorite characters are always first to be killed off.

It takes a lot for me to make an exception. Based on the recommendation of my brother-in-law, an avid snorkeler, I gave this movie a chance. I am so glad I did.

Not that it doesn’t have sharks and all that that implies. There is a real threat and menace in this beautiful film where we meet teacher and student.

A documentarian, Craig Foster...


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