Penguins docu to premiere on Nat Geo


MUMBAI: National Geographic Channel will present the Indian television premiere of the Academy Award winning film Penguins, A Love Story on 27 May at 8 pm.

Narrated by actor Amitabh Bachchan, this film presents an extraordinary glimpse into the life of the Emperor Penguins. It is far more than a story of survival; it is a heart warming love story from the coldest place on earth. Apart from the coveted Oscar statuette for Best Documentary Feature in 2006, the film has won a plethora of awards including a Cesar for Best Sound 2006 and a Bafta nomination for Best Cinematography and Editing 2006.

The film follows a flock of Emperor Penguins as they embark on a journey in the pitiless ice deserts of Antarctica in search for their love, deep in the most inhospitable terrain on Earth, a journey that, has taken place for millennia. Braving icy winds, freezing temperatures and starvation, this is an incredible true story of the quest to bring new life into the world.

Nat Geo has also created a special microsite, which features trivia about the film, factoids on the Emperor Penguins and their incredible journey, Save the Egg game, downloadable Penguin images and an innovative contest – ‘How far have you gone for your love?’