MR. LAU GOES HERBAL
Directed by Janet Chen
Mr. Stanley Lau, a retired chemist, reminisces about his father’s Chinese medicine practice in the 1930s as he visits a contemporary Chinese herbalist for the first time since he was a kid.
Janet Chen is the Assistant Director for the Center for EthnoCommunications at UCLA. While working on Ethno productions, Janet co-teaches the Creating Community Media (social documentary) courses with filmmaker and professor Renee Tajima-Peña. She is also the Manager for A-Doc (Asian American Documentary Network). Janet is completing a short documentary about the Phoenix Bakery in LA’s Chinatown and developing another documentary about the Tehachapi Loop and Chinese rail workers.
Director: Janet Chen
Producer: Janet Chen
Executive Producer: UCLA Center for EthnoCommunications, UCLA Asian American Studies Center, Renee Tajima-Peña
Director of Photography: Norbert Shieh
Editor: Janet Chen
Historical Consultant: David K. Yoo, Marjorie Lee
Shorts Programs / 102 minsFREE PROGRAM. Whether reflecting on a successful career, continuing traditions from home in a new country, or seeking a better tomorrow in their own way, these non-fiction portraits show that a life worth living creates more than just memories. - Sheryl Santacruz