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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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Surfing-Catalyst For Change
3 February 2012 | by jacob-toupsSee all my reviews

Adam did a fantastic job with this film. Traveling and studying the Middle East for 5 years, I've seen first hand what the power of sports can do to inspire individuals to become who they are. Now I work with non profits all over Los Angeles using sports to engage lower income youth. Surfing is one of them and his film shows that both in Paupa New Guinea and Los Angeles surfing is a powerful form of inspiration and hope. This film itself is fantastic as your transported into the life of a Paupan. Embedded in the film are elements of the culture that both reflect past and present, including surfing, ways of life. Go see this film if you want both a new perspective on surfing and culture.


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