Parental sacrifice takes many forms – I had trouble adjusting to Disney songs rather than, say, U2, as the soundtrack to a road trip – but few human endeavors
can match what emperor penguins do for their chicks. This acutely observant documentary records the astonishing acts of commitment and endurance that these birds engage in to ensure the survival of the next generation. Waddling 70 miles from the ocean to their breeding
grounds, balancing the new eggs on their claws and beneath their feathers for weeks at a time in frigid weather (both the mother and father share this task), the penguins make potty training seem like a cake walk in comparison.