Keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe at home during the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t mean we have to disconnect from the world outside our door.
Since we had to cancel our USA theatrical tour this spring, we decided to respond to requests to make Surviving Bokator available for rent at home and on mobile devices. This limited time event until May 18, 2020 also gives us a unique chance to fundraise helping Bokator clubs in Cambodia survive COVID-19.
We are very proud of the impact our award winning film has had, especially for young Khmer-Americans discovering their rich cultural heritage. By simply renting the film until May 18, you can now help us do so much more.
Mark Bochsler, Filmmaker
We’ve come a long way, but we need your support to make sure our film is seen.
WHAT IS BOKATOR
Bokator is one of the oldest martial arts in South Asia. Literally translating into ‘to pound a lion’, it is thought to have begun 1700 years ago on the battlefields of the ancient Khmer Empire.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
Filmed over 5 years, Surviving Bokator provides a unique window into Cambodia’s cultural renaissance. It is a compelling personal narrative that also represents a larger social issue: how can a nation rebuild its cultural identity after genocide?