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Indie Lens Pop-Up & CAAMFest Present: THE DONUT KING

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Indie Lens Pop-Up & CAAMFest Present: THE DONUT KING

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The American Dream with a *glazed* twist.

The Donut King tells 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.

Join audiences nationwide for a virtual CAAMFest Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of The Donut King, followed by a post-screening talkback with special guests:

  • Alice Gu, Director, and José Nuñez, Producer, The Donut King
  • Andrew Hem, Artist; The Donut King Poster Artist
  • Mayly Tao, Owner of DK's Donuts & Bakery and LA's Donut Princess; Film Protagonist
  • Kulap Vilaysack, Writer, Director, Showrunner (moderator)

New American Economy, Refugees International, and Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) will be sharing resources in the interactive chat.

The film screening will be open captioned, and the livestream Q&A will have ASL interpretation.

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About The Donut King | directed by Alice Gu

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. The Donut King is a tale of hard knocks, redemption, wealth, survival, risk, and donuts.

The Donut King will air and stream on PBS's Independent Lens on May 24, 2021 at 10/9c. Learn more.

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This event is hosted by Indie Lens Pop-Up and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) in collaboration with Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Justice San Antonio, TX; Bud Werner Memorial Library; City of Mesa, Community Services; Connecticut Public Television; Georgia Public Broadcasting; Global Peace Film Festival; Kansas City Public Library; KIXE; KQED; NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations; New American Economy; Panhandle PBS/KACV; PBS Hawaiʻi; PBS SoCal | KCET; Refugees International; Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC); Tillotson Center; WSIU Public Broadcasting; and Yale Film Archive.

With support from ITVS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS.

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Note for those joining from outside the U.S.: To ensure each show does not exceed its granted rights for streaming PBS content, PBS.org is subject to geo-filtering, which unfortunately eliminates international streaming ability for The Donut King.

If you are joining from outside the U.S., please join us for the Q&A at 8pm ET.

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