DONUT KING
DOCUMENTARY | HAWAI‘I PREMIERE

THE DONUT KING

2020 | United States
94 mins

Director: Alice Gu
Screenwriter: Alice Gu, Carol Martori

Producer(s): Jose Nunez, Alice Gu, Farhad Amid, Tom Moran
Cast:
Ted Ngoy, Christy Ngoy, Mayly Tao, Ning Yen, Chhay Bun Ngoy, Kom Chris Ngoy
Cinematographer:
Alice Gu
Language(s): English, Central Khmer, Chinese, with English Subtitles
Genre: Documentary, Social Issues, Food

Alice Gu, Director of DONUT KING

Q&A with Director, Alice Gu


Thursday, August 13 7:00
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Synopsis: The story of Ted Ngoy, also known fondly as The Donut King, is one of fairy tales – fate, love, survival, hard knocks, and redemption. It is the rags to riches story of a refugee escaping the Khmer Rouge, arriving in America via Camp Pendleton in 1975 to escape the brutal genocide in his home country of Cambodia, to build an unlikely multi-million dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut. From gas station janitor to donut shop owner and the surprising success that came with it. Ted sponsored hundreds of visas for incoming refugees, and helped them get on their feet by teaching them the ways of the donut business. By 1979, he was rich, living the American Dream. But, in life, great rises can come with great falls.

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