Documentary Film on Cambodian Martial Art ‘Bokator’ to Screen in Philadelphia

Washington, D.C. – ‘Surviving Bokator,’ a documentary film about a Khmer Rouge survivor and martial art grandmaster who dreams to revive an ancient Cambodian sport, is set to premiere in the United States East Coast at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival this Friday, according to a press release.

Canadian filmmakers, Mark Bochsler and his partner Sandra Leuba, spent over five years following and documenting the journey of the grandmaster and his students who tried to resurrect a Cambodian ancient martial art of ‘Bokator’ that almost perished during the late-1970s cultural cleansing by the Khmer Rouge.

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