“My Octopus Teacher” wins Oscar

South Africa’s documentary “My Octopus Teacher” has won an Oscar for Best Documentary.

The documentary follows a relationship between a diver and an octopus.

It’s about a South African free diver Craig Foster as he tracked a young octopus in her den in a kelp forest off the coast of Cape Town for nearly a year.

The film beat four other documentaries to emerge the best.

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday wrote a letter to the team lauding them for their Oscar nomination which he termed as a first for a South African film.

The film won a British Academy Film Award – known as a Bafta ) in early April.

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