FFE Eco-Series Film “My Octopus Teacher” ONLINE VIA ZOOM

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.

Scroll down to begin the Zoom registration process to attend online. We have canceled the in-person screening.

Upon Zoom registration, you will receive an email response that contains a Zoom link. Please save and flag/star this email so you can find that link to log in on the evening of May 9 at 6:15 pm (the presentation begins at 6:30, but we ask everyone to log in at 6:15 in case there are difficulties). We will attempt to email reminders to Zoom registrants one day and one hour before the event that will also contain the link, but they seem to be inconsistent in delivery. When you log into Zoom, you may go into a “waiting room” — your patience is appreciated. After the film, remain online if you would like to participate in a brief discussion group.

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.