Saving the kelp forest that stars in My Octopus Teacher

The makers of the Bafta-winning documentary want to preserve the underwater ecosystem it features. …

The Bafta-winning Netflix documentary My Octopus Teacher focuses on a film-maker who befriends an octopus.

But the unsung star of the show is actually the kelp forest off the coast of Cape Town that he dives in – one of the world’s richest ecosystems.

The makers of the documentary are part of a campaign to preserve the underwater forest. BBC Africa Correspondent Andrew Harding went to meet them.

Producer: Becky Lipscombe

Filming and editing: Christian Parkinson

Underwater cinematographer: Jason Boswell

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