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‘My Octopus Teacher’ Filmmaker on Connecting to Our Wild Selves

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 (Swati Thiyagarajan)

Craig Foster may be best known for “My Octopus Teacher,” the Oscar-winning documentary about his tender relationship with a wild female octopus who inhabited the kelp forests off the coast of South Africa. He’s now written a new book called “Amphibious Soul,” which invites us along on his underwater excursions and shows us how, through techniques like tracking, we can connect with creatures and our wild selves. Is there a wild animal or place that you’ve built a connection with?


Craig Foster, author, "Amphibious Soul: Finding the Wild in a Tame World," natural history filmmaker, creator, "My Octopus Teacher," co-founder, Sea Change Project


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