March of the Penguins
Every fall in the Antarctic, the emperor penguins
leave their natural ocean habitat to journey inland to
their ancestral breeding grounds.
Biologist and filmmaker Luc
Jacquet spent more than a year
in unimaginably harsh
conditions documenting the
emperor penguins’ ritual, epic
struggle not only to reproduce,
but also to survive. The
documentary won numerous
awards in 2006 including an
Oscar and the Critics’ Choice Award, both for Best
Documentary Feature. (2005. 1 hour, 26 minutes)