Splinters

I was born and raised in Southern California where surfing was something that was always part of my life. The upcoming documentary Splinters really excited me because it not only shows people with a true passion for surfing, but these people are relatively new to the sport and their curiosity and passion for the sport really shines through.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.The trailer shows a hint of a deeper story behind just the competition. These are NOT your average surfers.

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