Indie Lens Pop-Up: Donut King

Wednesday, May 12

10:00-11:30 a.m. CST


Donut King Virtual Screening & Talkback

The Donut King tells the story of a Cambodian refugee who escaped genocide and overcame poverty to build a life for himself—and hundreds of other immigrant families—by baking America’s favorite pastry and building an unlikely multi-million dollar empire of donut shops.

Come together for a special Indie Lens Pop-Up online screening of Donut King featuring a talkback with panelsits TBA.

This event is hosted by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Milwaukee PBS with support from ITVS, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS.

RSVP to watch Donut King from the comfort and safety of your home.


About Donut King 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. 

Donut King will air on PBS's Independent Lens on May 24, 2021.