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This film is available for viewing from Saturday May 23rd at 8am PT to Sunday, May 24th at 8pm PT.

Join us for a special conversation hosted by the Cambodia Town Film Festival with Alice Gu and Ted Ngoy on Friday, May 22nd at 6pm PT. Click here to watch the Q&A!

Co-presented with: Cambodia Town Film Festival

The Cambodia Town Film Festival showcases the very best in Cambodian cinema. From narrative animation to documentary features, from original shorts to award-winning independent films, the festival highlights the exciting work done by Khmer/American filmmakers.

The Donut King, 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.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    94 minutes
  • Language
    English, Chinese, Cambodian
  • Country
    Cambodia, United States
  • Director
    Alice Gu
  • Screenwriter
    Alice Gu, Carol Martori
  • Producer
    Jose Nunez, Alice Gu, Farhad Amid, Tom Moran
  • Executive Producer
    Ridley Scott, Freida Lee Mock, Andres Rosillo, Juliana Lemus, Jonny Hwang
  • Cast
    Ted Ngoy, Christy Ngoy, Mayly Tao, Ning Yen, Chhay Bun Ngoy, Kom Chris Ngoy, Susan Wahid, Chet Ngoy, William Mimiaga, Savy Ngoy
  • Cinematographer
    Alice Gu
  • Editor
    Carol Martori
  • Music
    Peter Lauridsen