54 min | English | USA | 2023

Subject: Alan Chong Lau

Alan worked in produce for over 30 years at Uwajimaya Store in Seattle, WA, International District before retiring. When he wasn’t trimming Bok Choy or cutting overripe Bitter Melon, he wrote poetry and painted. He is currently still the Arts columnist for the International Examiner, a biweekly community newspaper. His poetic memoir, “Blue and Greens: A Produce Worker’s Journal”, was published by the University of Hawai’i Press, 2000. Art Xchange represents his paintings.

Alan @Work Trailer


Seattle International Film Festival 2023

Sun, May 14, 2023 – 6:30 PM

Tue, May 16, 2023 – 6:00 PM

Doug Ing

Director, Producer and Editor: Doug Ing

Doug Ing is a filmmaker and artist based in his hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii. He has made over 70 short films, and Alan @ Work is his feature-length film debut.

Contact: douging@aol.com – P: +1 808-371-6845


Featuring: Alan Chong Lau

Director, Producer and Editor: Doug Ing

Story Consultant: Fernanda Rossi

Junior Editor: Gordon Modin

Editing Consultant: Edward Engel

Musical effects: Susie Kozawa

Creative consultant: Leslie Thyagarajan

Sound Mixer: Lars Sorenson

Post Production Consultant: Nadeem Uddin

Music: David McKnight Brunn