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The Donut King

Directed by Alice Gu

Everything you thought you knew about the donut begins with Ted Ngoy. 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.

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, in life, great rise can come with great falls.

This film is available in the following states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

There will be a LIVE Q&A with the filmmaker after the screening

Dates & Times


PAAFF website

Sun, Nov 15
6:30 pm