– March of the Penguins –
The documentary depicts the yearly journey of the emperor penguins of Antarctica. In autumn, all the penguins of breeding age (five years old and over) leave the ocean, their normal habitat, to walk inland to their ancestral breeding grounds. There, the penguins participate in a courtship that, if successful, results in the hatching of a chick. For the chick to survive, both parents must make multiple arduous journeys between the ocean and the breeding grounds over the ensuing months.
Who should watch this documentary?
- – Those curious to learn more about the yearly journey the emperor penguins make
- – Anyone looking to watch a stunning wildlife documentary that earned the 2006 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
- – If you are looking to get a grip on the incredible extent some animals go through in order to raise their young
This breathtakingly beautiful documentary chronicles the heroic and harrowing journey that emperor penguins make amid subfreezing temperatures and violent snowstorms at the South Pole in order to mate. It’s a scientific enigma that these flightless aquatic birds leave, at summer’s end, the watery element that is most favorable for their survival to travel hundreds of miles to engage in their annual mating ritual on treacherous Antarctic ice floes.
With a determination that rivals that of the animals he documents so impressively, biologist and filmmaker Luc Jacquet spent more than a year documenting the emperor penguins’ epic struggle not just to reproduce, but also to survive the March Of The Penguins.
Luc Jacquet (born 5 December 1967) is a French film director and screenwriter. He wrote and directed the film March of the Penguins, which won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in 2005. He also directed The Fox And the Child. It was released in Britain and Ireland in slightly re-edited dubbed English-language version with narration by Kate Winslet, and was released in the United States on 29 February 2008.
His 2015 film Ice and the Sky was selected to close the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
Did you knows about wildlife:
- – Penguins’ eyes work better underwater than they do in the air, giving them superior eyesight to spot prey while hunting, even in cloudy, dark or murky water, or where water is turbulent.
- – Depending on the species, a wild penguin can live 15 to 20 years. During that time, they spend up to 75 percent of their lives at sea.
- – There are so many different kinds of penguins — 17 to 19 species, to be more precise.