Virtual Screening and Q+A: The Donut King

Virtual Screening and Q+A: The Donut King

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Click here to register for the free virtual filmmaker Q+A on Dec 17 7 PM EST. Click here to rent the film, available Dec 11-18.

Co-presented with the Cinematters: NY Social Justice Film Festival

Part of Chanukah programming at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. Conversation to be followed by candle lighting for Chanukah.

The Donut King
Dir. Alice Gu | 98 min | Cambodia/US
Ted’s story is one of fate, love, survival, hard knocks, and redemption. It’s the 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. Ted 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, in life, great rises can come with great falls.

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