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Splinters (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Sport | 3 February 2012 (USA)
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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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Adam Pesce
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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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Interesting Highly Enjoyable Surf Doc
4 February 2012 | by stoney-headSee all my reviews

This film was not at all what I was expecting. It's a surf movie, yes, in the sense that it's about surfing. But its the intimate look into the lives of the surfers themselves that propels the story and turns it into something exceptional. Well, that, and the music. The score is very well done. It sounds kind of Sigur Ros-ish and really creates a cool tone for the film.

I just happened to go to a screening the other night without knowing much about the film and it blew me away. The story twists and turns in ways I doubt the film makers even predicted when they started shooting it. I Highly recommend this to anyone who likes documentaries, surfing, or just great story-telling.


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