Splinters


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Release Date: February 03, 2012Running Time: 95 mins.
MPAA Rating: None
Genre: Documentary, Sports

Cast:
Angelus Lipahi
Ezekiel Afara
Lesley Umpa
Susan Umpa

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Summary:
In the 1980s, a pilot left behind a surfboard in a remote seaside village in Papua New Guinea, a land known for cargo cults and cannibalism. Twenty years later, the sport of surfing is splintering Vanimo Village. For select surfing talent, it's a way out to compete in the "whiteman's" world. Personal and clan rivalries emerge as hopefuls claw for this prestigious position. The counter cultural sport is also a unique catalyst for social change as women gain newfound status in a violent, patriarchal community. The surfing experiment comes to a head when four village surfers compete in the country's first-ever national surfing titles. As the village grapples with its identity, these young heroe... Full Summary >>

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