Khmer Arts Academy and United Cambodian Community are excited to bring you a special screening of “Surviving Bokator” with a SPECIAL demonstration by the star, Tharoth Sam Oum!
We strive to preserve Cambodian arts and Bokator, Cambodia’s ancient martial art form falls into this category. To help them continue with their journey of promoting this film, a $50 suggested donation is requested. Any amount is helpful, but if you donate $50, you will receive a special krama, a photo, and autograph from Tharoth.
We hope to see you there!
Space is limited, please RSVP:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EVN2BbVJCouuGOoqRKqiMiQ4cbeWKw3TZIOxwatwpC4/
ABOUT THE FILM:
Surviving Bokator is a powerful story about reclaiming cultural identity and building bridges between generations.
Filmed over five years, it tells of the struggle of an older genocide survivor to resurrect the ancient Cambodian martial art of Bokator — virtually lost during the brutal Khmer Rouge regime — and preserve it for the nation’s youth.
Through this journey, the film gets to the very core of the generational fracture happening in Cambodian communities around the world today, between genocide survivors determined to revive and maintain traditional ways, and Cambodia’s youth looking to forge a new path forward.