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Splinters is the first feature-length documentary film about the evolution of indigenous surfing in the developing nation of Papua New Guinea. In the 1980s an intrepid Australian pilot left... See full summary »

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Splinters is the first feature-length documentary film about the evolution of indigenous surfing in the developing nation of Papua New Guinea. In the 1980s an intrepid Australian pilot left behind a surfboard in the seaside village of Vanimo. Twenty years on, surfing is not only a pillar of village life but also a means to prestige. With no access to economic or educational advancement, let alone running water and power, village life is hermetic. A spot on the Papua New Guinea national surfing team is the way to see the wider world; the only way. Written by In Effect Films

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Excellent and Deep Documentary
28 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My wife and I enjoyed "Splinters" at O Cinema in Miami, FL. The documentary is fascinating because it is rich in layers of story telling. The protagonists' passion for Surfing and their social relationships are covered very well. I was able to learn about surfing and the people Papua New Guinea (their culture and social changes). The movie has an emotional impact of the viewer because it is ultimately about people wanting to reach a dream and be great. This is an feeling that is universal. The movie captivated me the entire time and even gave me the desire to know even more about the future of each character. Is is great to see how similar people are even when separated by thousands of miles. Don't miss this perfect combination of history and entertainment.


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