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Muay Thai and Silat: Celebrating Southeast Asia's Diverse Traditions of Martial Arts

While martial arts is often painted with a broad brush in US cinema, it in fact contains a great deal of variety and nuance. This week we're looking at the significant strand of Southeast Asian cinema that celebrates the region’s rich, varied martial arts traditions, including Silat (a set of indigenous regional martial arts), Muay Thai, and Filipino Kali.