Living the American Dream Through… Donuts

7 Jan

This clip from the 1990 documentary “Cambodian Doughnut Dreams” offers a glimpse into thousands of pastry shops around Los Angeles (a world I know little about). Shortly after the genocide by Pol Pot in Cambodia, millions of people immigrated to the United States as refugees and cornered a small, but growing, market. That of the donut shop. Since then, surveys estimate that 70-75% of all independent donut shops are owned by Cambodians. They work long hours, and sometimes as much as 364 days a year, to make their shops profitable and to provide for their families.

[Via Boing Boing]

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