Screening & Filmmaker Talk: The Donut King
- Virtual Event -- Access Info Below
Join us for a special interactive virtual CAAMFest Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of The Donut King, followed by a post-screening talkback moderated by writer, actor, director and podcaster Kulap Vilaysack, talking with director Alice Gu, producer José Nuñez, artist Andrew Hem and film protagonist, owner and CEO of DK’s Donuts X Donut Princess LA Mayly Tao, about immigration, cross-cultural community relationships, and the promise of the American Dream. 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.
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.
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.
About Indie Lens Pop-Up
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics and social issues, to family and community relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. For more information, visit pbs.org/independentlens/indie-lens-pop-up.