Cambodian actress and fighter Tharoth “Little Frog” Sam will be in the Boston area May 17-18 to screen her film Surviving Bokator and to discuss and demonstrate Cambodia’s official martial art.

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Sam will be at the Bright Family Screening Room in the Paramount Center of Emerson College (559 Washington St., Boston, MA, 02111) to screen her film Surviving Bokator from 7:30pm to 9:30pm local time.

The screening will also feature a Q&A session and a demonstration of Cambodia’s martial art of Bokator.

On May 18, Sam will attend a meet and greet to discuss the film and other aspects of Cambodian culture at the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA) at 465 School Street, Lowell, MA, 01851.

The Crossfire confirmed Sam’s attendance with Surviving Bokator director Mark Bochsler, who will also be attending the events along with Sandra Leuba.

Bochsler also revealed that the film  was recently presented at the USA Film Festival on April 27, making it the first Cambodian film entry in the festival’s history.

“I hope you come see this strong important film and come support this only Khmer film documentary that shows about Cambodia, Bokator, plus the interesting life journey,” Sam explained in her Instagram post.

“I’ll see you there, my beloved people.”

Everyone is welcome to attend.


Cambodian actress Tharoth Sam to visit Boston area May 17-18 to screen Surviving Bokator