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Splinters, praised by ESPN for “reviving the surf film genre”

Splinters is showing at the Clinton Street Theater February 17 - 23rd

I’ve not seen the film yet, so I’m shamelessly ripping this review from filmmakermagazine.com…

Earning the award for Documentary Feature was Adam Pesce’s Splinters, deceptively clad as a surfing film about the sport’s rise in Papua New Guineau but more pointedly an engrossing, endlessly surprising examination of social hierarchies, clan rivalries, and economic and cultural change within the region. In recent years a wave of sports films set in unusual locations have appeared at festivals—Skateistan, about skaters in Kabul, for instance, or God Went Surfing With the Devil, about Palestinian surfers—but Splinters stands out for its focus not on those bringing the sport from one culture to another, but on the culture learning to accept the sport.

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