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Award-winning, sports action film with a great mix of surfing action, high-stakes competition, compelling human drama, exotic locale and cultural exploration. The film depicts the evolution of indigenous surfing in the developing nation of Papua New Guinea where a spot on the national surfing team is the only way to see the wider world.

  • DirectorAdam Pesce
  • Runtime: 1 hr 34 min
  • StudioSnagfilms
  • QualityHD
  • Starring

Reviews about Splinters

David S. Faris
Highly recommended.

Adam Pesce's Splinters is thought-provoking and heartfelt documentary cinema. As someone who's not surfed a day in his life, I was absorbed by the characters and context Pesce skillfully depicts in this man-with-a-camera style piece. Highly recommended.

Kathy R
Five Stars

A fantastic documentary with a compelling back-story. Tragic as well as inspirational.

N. Vollrath
Surprisingly excellent documentary

I wasn't sure what to expect but figured this was going to be a poorly-produced, barely credible film with terrible acting and lousy sound quality. So why did I buy it, you ask? Fair question. Born & raised in PNG and spent my holidays in Wewak, just a little down the coast from where this was filmed. It's my duty to support my people even if the product isn't as good as The Avengers, right? Right. SURPRISE: it's really good! No, for real. It's more of a documentary than a movie, although there are some parts that are blatantly obvious as ...

Gary Richeal
Five Stars

Excellent view on the power of surfing and a connection with the ocean.

This is a story that is a must see for ...

This is a story that is a must see for anyone who watches the world change . The Documentary maker must have had the complete trust of the players in this life moment. I lived in PNG for many years and started surfing the waves there from the age of 12. I am now 65.Surfing has inspired not only the surfers but also given these people a concept of development and future.

Best Documentary I've Seen in a Long Time

I was utterly moved by this film -- to the point that I'm writing a review for the first time in hopes that others will see it, and to let the filmmaker know how much it was appreciated. As a documentary, as a film, as a narrative, Splinters is so well done, expertly crafted, the highest form of documentary film making -- weaves an honest narrative together, perfectly paced, without a hint of agenda from the filmmaker--simply takes you into the heart and soul of the people in the film, and the plot unfolds, powerfully, from them just living their lives -- a pretty magical thing thing to ...

Great Movie!!!!

I really enjoyed the story line and it kept my interest to the very end.. I would love to see a sequel to know what all they're doing now..