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My Octopus Teacher
May 9, 2023 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm CDT
The Academy-award winning film My Octopus Teacher to be featured May 9 via Zoom
The winner of Best Documentary Feature at 2021’s Academy Awards “My Octopus Teacher,” will be May’s free FFE Eco-Series event. A special viewing and discussion of the film will take place on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 6:30 in the evening Central, online via Zoom. This film was the feel-good choice as it portrayed the filmmaker forging an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest. We learn along with him as a young octopus displays remarkable curiosity and shares the mysteries of her world. Visiting her den and tracking her movements for months on end, he eventually wins the animal’s trust and they develop this never before seen bond between human and wild animal. Reflecting on her lessons changes his life for the better. Join us for this true story of Craig Foster and his underwater friend, directed by Pippa Erlich and James Reed.
Franciscans For Earth is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Their free, monthly, Eco-Film & Speaker Series was created to educate, advocate and collaborate on behalf of Our Common Home and all of its inhabitants.