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Tue 26 Feb 2013, 7:00pm

Where: Kallalu Gallery, Griffith Street, Coolangatta, Queensland

Restrictions: 15+

Ticket Information:

  • Donation: $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: lucywalgers

Splinters explores the surf culture of Papua New Guinea. This intimate screening includes a Q&A with the film maker.

Splinters tells the raw and confronting story of the evolution of indigenous surfing in Papua New Guinea. ESPN praised Splinters for ‘reviving the surf film genre,’ and Filmmaker Magazine called it ‘engrossing and endlessly surprising.’ In the 1980s, a surfboard left behind by an Australian pilot seeded an entirely new surf culture in the seaside village of Vanimo.

Twenty years later, surfing has become a central pillar of village life and a means to prestige. Without economic or employment opportunities, or even power and running water, local villagers see a spot on the national surfing team as their only chance to see the wider world, which means the stakes and tensions are high. Filmed in a cinema verite style, Splinters follows the stories of several villagers in their quest to become professional surfers.

An intimate screening at Kallalu Gallery in the heart of Coolangatta includes a Q&A with Andy Abel, the man behind the Surfing Association of PNG.

Tickets: Donation to Kallalu