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Splinters (2012)

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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. -- (C) Official Site

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A hybrid work that will appeal to both surf-movie fanatics and armchair sociologists.

August 16, 2012 | Rating: 3/4
Seattle Times
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Wait for it to hit the small screen.

February 3, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
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Not all of these players win in this capable account of their struggles, but all contribute to a valuable lesson in fair play.

February 2, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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A cool doc that pivots adroitly between viewpoints and ambitions.

February 2, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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Offers a compelling look at the preparations undertaken by two rival wave-rider clubs in the town of Vanimo.

January 31, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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The best film ever made about competitive surfing in Papua New Guinea...

January 31, 2012 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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