In 2014 PSSRG was asked by Chris Hines MBE to help coordinate (and in partnership with the Papua New Guinea government ) a film tour for the film Splinters.
Splinters is the first feature-length documentary about the evolution of indigenous surfing in the developing nation of Papua New Guinea. In the 1980s an intrepid Australian pilot left behind a surfboard in the seaside village of Vanimo. Twenty years on, surfing is not only a pillar of village life but also a means to prestige. With no access to economic or educational advancement, let alone running water and power, village life is hermetic. A spot on the Papua New Guinea national surfing team is the way to see the wider world; the only way.
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Dr Borne has been pivotal in forging a relationship with Papua New Guinea government and the University –This partnership will result inreal change in local communities as well as placing Plymouth University at the centre of this initiative.(Chris Hines MBE, founder Surfers Against Sewage/ Honoury Doctorate Plymouth University/ founder, A Grain of Sand )