The filmmakers behind the award-winning surfing documentary Splinters and its distributor, SnagFilms, have joined with The Quiksilver Foundation to raise money for the Vanimo Hospital Family Support Centre in Papua New Guinea. The Vanimo Hospital works to combat the causes and effects of violence against women and children in the small village in Papua New Guinea.
Splinters is the first feature documentary film about indigenous surfing in Papua New Guinea. It chronicles four village surfers in the lead up to the first ever-national surfing trials.
“Our film is not just about a surfing competition on a remote Pacific island – it also shines a spotlight on the issue of domestic violence in Papua New Guinea,” stated Adam Pesce, the director of Splinters. “We are pleased to partner with the Quiksilver Foundation as we reach out to the Splinters audience and raise funds for this important new Family Support Centre in the village of Vanimo, where Splinters was filmed.”
“This is a very important initiative for Papua New Guinea,” states Ryan Ashton, Quiksilver Foundation director. “We applaud the Splinters filmmakers and SnagFilms for working closely with us, as we further our mission of improving the quality of life for communities around the world.”
Splinters is Adam Pesce’s directorial debut, and is produced by Emmy Award-winner, Perrin Chiles. The film premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and has won multiple awards, including “Best Documentary” by Surfer Magazine, the Hawaii International Film Festival and the London Surf Film Festival, and both the Audience and Best Sports Action Film Awards at the Newport Beach International Film Festival.
Quiksilver, Inc. is the world’s leading outdoor sports lifestyle company, which designs, produces and distributes a diversified mix of branded apparel, footwear, accessories, snowboards and related products. The Company’s apparel and footwear brands represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people that connect with its boardriding culture and heritage.
The reputation of Quiksilver’s brands is based on outdoor action sports. The Company’s Quiksilver, Roxy, DC, Lib Tech and Hawk brands are synonymous with the heritage and culture of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding.
The Quiksilver Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Quiksilver Inc. who’s mission as a non-profit organization is to benefit and enhance the quality of life for communities of boardriders across the world by supporting environmental, educational, health and youth-related projects.
via Clare Anne Darragh, FrankPR