Is Documentary-Making Going To Get Easier?

The documentary “March of the Penguins” was a surprise hit this summer in America. “This low-budget film now ranks as the second-highest-grossing feature-length documentary, after ‘Fahrenheit 9/11,’ with almost $71 million in box-office receipts in the United States and a DVD version due out on Nov. 29. And that success is raising hopes that penguins can blaze an ice trail for other documentaries created with the tense pace of Hollywood feature films. ‘March of the Penguins’ leads a wave of documentary films that surfaced this year to critical acclaim…”