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Splinters (2012)

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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 countercultural 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 heroes dream their surfboards will carry them to a better life.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 3rd, 2012 (Limited) by SnagFilms
Running Time: 94 minutes
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Keywords: Surfing, Poverty, Life in a Small Town
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: In Effect, Divisadero Pictures, Little House Productions
Production Countries: United States


Angelus Lipahi    Himself
Ezekiel Afara    Himself
Lesley Umpa    Herself
Susan Umpa    Herself
Steve Tekwie    Himself
Andy Abel    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

Adam Pesce    Producer
Adam Pesce    Cinematographer
Adam Pesce    Sound Designer
Perrin Chiles    Producer
Paul Morgam    Executive Producer
Daniel Davila    Executive Producer
Catherine Davila    Executive Producer
Danielle Robinson    Executive Producer
Alan Siegel    Executive Producer
T.J. Barrack    Co-Producer
Wes Brown    Co-Producer
Charlene Olson    Associate Producer
Bonneau Ansley    Music Supervisor
Jesse Voccia    Composer
Amine Ramer    Music Supervisor
Alexina Matisse    Music Supervisor

Keeping Up with Limited Releases

February 3rd, 2012

Talk of Oscars is still dominating art house aficionados, so it comes as no surprise that the list of limited releases is not particularly strong this weekend. That's not to say there are no films worthy of watching, but it is unlikely any of them will be major hits. There are a few noteworthy releases, including W.E., Madonna's attempt at winning an Oscar. It won't. The Innkeepers is the widest release of the week and it is also earning good reviews. However, its the wrong genre for limited release. And finally, there's Moon Point, a Canadian film opening in Toronto. There are Q&A sessions with the filmmakers and cast for the evening shows over the weekend as an added bonus. More...

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