South Africans show pride for ‘My Octopus Teacher'
which won the Oscar for best documentary feature
(SOUNDBITE) (English) SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZEN, ROGAN, SAYING:
"I think it's amazing, it creates probably awareness, worldwide just for the ocean in general, the beauty that exists in the ocean and how it's not well protected. And it's also just amazing what he did, with following the octopus, his skills you know, how he had to follow that thing."
Some say the movie is helping change attitudes to ocean life
(SOUNDBITE) (English) SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZEN, TRACY ROSS, SAYING:
"I've already seen an impact because I take people out on the water every day. And I ask all of them: 'Have you seen My Octopus Teacher?' and most of them have and this is also all locals now, // So they've all always lived in Cape Town, done surfing, but now they're going under into the kelp forest - they're not scared of it and they're intrigued and they are mesmerized by the beauty of what the possibilities are. So I think it's going to have a profound effect, not just on locals but I think when the tourists do return they're going to try and do something similar."