Virtual Screening
Thursday, May 20
6:30 p.m.
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The Donut King is Ted Ngoy's rags to riches story of a refugee escaping Cambodia, arriving in America in 1975, and building an unlikely multimillion-dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut. Ngoy sponsored hundreds of visas for incoming refugees and helped them get on their feet teaching them the ways of the donut business. By 1979, he was living the American Dream—but a great rise often comes with a great fall.

Post-screening panel discussion will include:
Moderator: Dr. Luisa A. Igloria Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Panelists:

  • Mayly Tao: Mayly Tao is a Khmer, Thai, and Teochew Chinese Asian American born to Khmer refugee parents who arrived in America to start a new life. The film tells the story of her uncle, Ted Ngoy.  He sponsored hundreds of Cambodians to come to America and helped them manage and own their own donut shops.
  • Richard Luong: The son of Vietnamese boat people refugees, Richard dedicates his spare time to sourcing and mapping the stories of the Vietnamese Diaspora through an incubation grant from New Jersey Humanities. 

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Learn more about the Indie Lens Pop-Up Series and see this year's line up of films.