NSS fund-raiser feature film, "March of the Penguins"

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Mar 15, 2003
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Kindly note that the following event is taking place. Looked forward to your participation.


NSS will be screening a National Geographic Feature Film, March of the Penguins (Luc Jacquet--Director), on Wednesday 24 August at 9 pm at Orchard Cineleisure.

The film centres around the awesome life story of Emperor Penguins. Reviews of the film have been super. A synopsis of this documentary follows below, but more fun at www.marchofthepenguins.com

All proceeds from the sale of tickets for this movie will go towards NSS. Please join us to raise funds for our Society and its work for nature.

Tickets are priced at: $100, $50, $20, and limited numbers of $10 tickets for kids 16 years and below accompanying members.

To purchase tickets, please send a cheque payable to Nature Society (Singapore) by 19 August 2005, with a request for the number of tickets and at what price to:

Nature Society (Singapore)
510 Geylang Road
#02-05 The Sunflower
Singapore 389466

You can also email me, tell me you are coming, and I will arrange for ticket pickup or drop-off. We are hoping to fill the whole theatre with friends and family and have lots of fun while raising much needed funds for NATURE. We are broke, PLEASE HELP!!

For enquiries, please contact:

Vilma D'Rozario 9825-4467 or email vdroza@nie.edu.sg

We need everyone's support. Please join us with your friends and family!

Thank you and best wishes,

andrew tay
tan beng chiak
wang luan keng
winnie chan
vilma d'rozario

on behalf of Dr Geh Min, President, NSS



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Each winter, alone in the pitiless ice deserts of Antarctica, deep in the most inhospitable terrain on Earth, a truly remarkable journey takes place as it has done for millennia. Emperor penguins in their thousands abandon the deep blue security of their ocean home and clamber onto the frozen ice to begin their long journey into a region so bleak, so extreme, it supports no other wildlife at this time of year. In single file, the penguins march blinded by blizzards, buffeted by gale force winds. Resolute, indomitable, driven by the overpowering urge to reproduce, to assure the survival of the species.

Guided by instinct, by the otherworldly radiance of the Southern Cross, they head unerringly for their traditional breeding ground where - after a ritual courtship of intricate dances and delicate maneuvering, accompanied by a cacophony of ecstatic song - they will pair off into monogamous couples and mate.

The days grow shorter, the weather ever more bitter. The females remain long enough only to lay a single egg. Once this is accomplished, exhausted by weeks without nourishment, they begin their return journey across the ice-field to the fish-filled seas. The journey is hazardous, and rapacious leopard seals a predatory threat. The male emperors are left behind to guard and hatch the precious eggs, which they cradle at all times on top of their feet. Subjected to subzero temperatures and the terrible trials of the polar winter, they too face great dangers.

After two long months during which the males eat nothing, the eggs begin to hatch. Once they have emerged into their ghostly white new world, the chicks cannot survive for long on their fathers' limited food reserves. If their mothers are late returning from the ocean with food, the newly-hatched young will die.

Once the families are reunited, the roles reverse, the mothers remaining with their new young while their mates head, exhausted and starved, for the sea, and food. While the adults fish, the chicks face the ever-present threat of attack by prowling giant petrels. As the weather grows warmer and the ice floes finally begin to crack and melt, the adults will repeat their arduous journey countless times, marching many hundreds of miles over some of the most treacherous territory on Earth, until the chicks are ready to take their first faltering dive into the deep blue waters of the Antarctic.

As it follows the winter migration of the emperor penguin, "March of the Penguins" tells a tale of legendary proportions, portraying the strange, spectacular destiny of powerful and emotionally-involving characters, rich in courage and humour, mystery and manifest drama.


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Jan 17, 2002
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Watched the movie in taiwan few mths back....

this is probably the most in depth documentary on penguins...of cos the movie also tell a love story about the penguin and how this love survive in the harshest place on Earth.

For those who want to watch it even earlier, there is a outdoor charity premiere at Jurong Birdpark this friday (19 Aug) evening!

http://www.birdpark.com.sg/Main/download/TEJ-Jurong Bird poster4 final.pdf

$10 for FOB and WU member, $12 for public. Price inclusive of admission to JBP. Proceeds will be donated to JBP's penguin conservation effort. Got to buy your ticket from SISTIC website www.sistic.com.sg

There will be contests, penguin mascot and real penguin to see too!

must watch again when this movie open in singapore


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