Review: The Donut King Directed by Alice Gu

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Host Paul Booth and Kai Lovell review and discuss The Donut King. 

Synopsis:

Everything you thought you knew about the donut begins with Ted Ngoy. This is the unlikely story of a Cambodian refugee arriving in America in 1975 and building a multi-million-dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut. 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 multi-million-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 rise can come with great falls.

Official Selection:

Hawaii International Film Festival

The Newport Beach Film Festival

Urbanworld Film Festival (Sponsored by HBO)

 

Paul Booth

Paul Booth

Paul Booth’s love of movies is at the core of who he is. He is a filmmaker, journalist and film historian.

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