HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - This year, the Hawaii International Film Festival presented "Splinters" with the Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Documentary Feature.
In the 1980s an intrepid Australian pilot left behind a surfboard in the seaside village of Vanimo. Twenty years later, surfing is not only a pillar of village life, but a means to prestige.
The film profiles several villagers in their quest to become professional surfers. Angelus and Ezekiel are two friends destined for greatness but with distinct approaches to their goal of getting on the national surfing team. Self-assured and boisterous, Angelus is confident he is the best surfer in the nation while the talented yet gun shy Ezekiel lets his surfing do the talking.