Splinters


SURF MOVIE SUMMARY

In the remote seaside village of Vanimo in Papua New Guinea, there are hardly any jobs - but there are infinite prime waves. Twenty years after the first board was introduced on the island, surfing has become a way of life.

This spirited documentary, tinged by joyful music and fascinating glimpses into a rare culture, follows four local surfers competing in the country's first-ever national surfing championships in the hopes their surfboards will carry them to a better life.

It all started in the 1980s, when an intrepid Australian left behind his surfboard in theremote seaside village of Vanimo. In Adam Pesce's directorial debut, he follows four determined surfers leading up to the inaugural Papua New Guinea National Surfing Titles.

Two friends, Angelus and Ezekiel, both yearn to be pro surfers but have different perspectives on how to achieve their goal. Sisters Lesley and Susan share the same goal as Angelus and Ezekiel but must also prove that women can make it too.

At the center of the film is the challenge for the surfers to win a chance to train with world-class surfers in Australia.


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