The Donut King follows the pursuit of the American dream through the story of Ted Ngoy, a Cambodian refugee who arrived in Southern California in 1975, and became a multimillionaire making one of America’s favorite pastries–the donut. Using Ngoy’s personal narrative to explore the wide-ranging impact of American refugee policies, director Alice Gu delivers a poignant statement on the necessity of an inclusive and welcoming society. The Donut King features impeccable archival footage, heartfelt interviews, and mouth-watering donut imagery. This screening will be followed by a community conversation led by City of Refuge, exploring topics such refugee resettlement in the United States, refugee-owned business, and the American dream.
Please note that FREE tickets for the public will be available online and at the Ragtag Box Office starting Thursday, December 7 at 12PM.