The South African-made documentary My Octopus Teacher has won the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) for Best Documentary on Sunday, April 11.

The Awards, held in London, had no audience due to COVID-19 restrictions and was streamed live.

The film was directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed, and features diver Craig Foster as he befriends an octopus living in the kelp forests in the waters of False Bay.

Take a look at the team behind the film’s emotional acceptance speech:

My Octopus Teacher is also nominated for an Oscar, which will be held on April 26.

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Anita Froneman