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The Donut King

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The Donut King

Release Date: August 24, 2020

Year    :   2020
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   Scott Free Productions, ITVS, Independent Lens, Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), Greenwich Entertainment, Logan Content
Director    :   Alice Gu
Producers    :   Ridley Scott, Freida Lee Mock, Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen, Alice Gu, Tom Moran, Andrés David Calderón, Farhad Amid
Writers    :   Alice Gu, Carol Martori
RunTime    :   94 mins.

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.




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