There is a forest beneath the waves off the western coast of South Africa that is as biologically rich as a tropical rainforest.
Few people have experienced the Great African Kelp Forest like the members of the Sea Change Project, a small group of journalists, scientists, photographers and filmmakers who have developed a unique methodology for exploring and learning about, from and with nature called ‘underwater tracking’.
The acclaimed Netflix documentary My Octopus Teacher is one example of the project’s approach to ‘multispecies storytelling’. In this Q&A Roundtable with the film’s director, Pippa Ehrlich, and other members of the project, we will explore questions about Sea Change’s approach to exploring, researching and communicating about the ‘forest beneath the waves’.
As part of the STEPS Centre's Natures theme, the conversation will be moderated by Amber Huff (STEPS Centre) and Adrian Nel (University of KwaZulu-Natal).