SA's My Octopus Teacher takes home the Oscar: 'A huge privilege to represent this place I love’

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Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed attend the 93rd Annual Academy Awards at Union Station on 25 April 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images)
Pippa Ehrlich and James Reed attend the 93rd Annual Academy Awards at Union Station on 25 April 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images)

The news: South Africa's first ever Netflix original documentary, My Octopus Teacher, has won an Oscar.

What we know: The film beat four other remarkable documentaries to take home the coveted statuette.

What we heard: "I'm feeling grateful and overwhelmed and amazed and proud. Very proud as a South African, especially," said director Pippa Ehrlich.

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