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Papau New Guinea film goes big in London

Andy Abel, President SAPNG & Demi Taylor © LSFF

 

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London Surf Film Festival screening earns money for PNG club

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 2 June, 2014 - On Wednesday 28th May London Surf / Film Festival hosted a very special screening of Adam Pesce’s multi award-winning documentary Splinters – a film exploring the emerging indigenous surf scene in Papua New Guinea and the issues associated with a male dominated society coming to grips with a 21st Century world.

More than 200 people packed into the Riverside Studios for this sold-out cinematic showcase and accompanying talk with Andy Able President Surfing Association Papua New Guinea (SAPNG) and Chris Hines MBE, A Grain of Sand. The evening raised in excess of £1,000 which is being donated to SAPNG to buy new surfboards for their local surf clubs.

“It was a fantastic evening of film, thought and conversation,” says London Surf / Film Festival Creative Director Demi Taylor. “We were honored to be joined by Her Excellency Winnie Kiap, High Commissioner Papua New Guinea who talked about her country and her relationship with the ocean with strength, humility and humor – she even threw a shaka! We were also thrilled to have Irish Champion and co-founder of Waves for Freedom, Easkey Britton in attendance who joined in with the debate about gender equality in surfing in PNG. Many thanks to everyone who came and got involved.”

The London screening was a part of a special UK three-night tour of Splinters supported by PNG, A Grain of Sand, The Wave UK and London Surf / Film Festival.

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