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Splinters

In the 1980's an intrepid Australian pilot left behind a surfboard in the seaside village of Vanimo, Papua New Guinea. Twenty years later, surfing is not only a pillar of village life, but it's also a means to prestige. This story unfolds in the months leading up to the first National Surf Championships and explores the hopes and dreams of the surfers, and how surfing has led to societal changes in a male dominated culture.

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Born This Way: Awa's Story and the Rogers

In New Zealand, Te Awarangi "Awa" Puna is an openly transgender Maori teen attending her final year at Kapiti College in Wellington, New Zealand. This documentary follows her journey from male to female as we see the support of her family and the hurdles she must overcome. The Rogers — An intimate glimpse into the lives of those who formed the first visible group of transgender men in the Pacific Islands — The Rogers of Samoa — as they build an outside oven, seek romance, and prepare to perform a traditional men's dance in public.

  • 2020-06-08T13:00:00-07:00
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