Adler Yang is a responsible world citizen who has devoted his entire adolescence to make a difference in education and youth issues. From the age of 14, he started to run initiatives about youth and education, aiming to actualize the cradle of societies where everyone contributes to the collective wellbeing through conscious self-actualization. He founded the Awakening Lab -- a grassroots research/experiment community-- to support his mission by developing self-exploration and systems thinking workshops, also by working on projects such as democratizing media.
He is also a supporter, advocate, advocate, organizer, or participant of several initiatives, such as the Design for Change Taiwan Challenge, Alternative Education Organization in New York, EDiversity in Hong Kong. He had also been a guest mentor/lecturer for the National Chung Kung University Education Program in Taiwan and the Ednovators Teacher Fellowship in Hong Kong, also spoke at events like TEDxTaipei and the National Taiwan University D-School Summit. He was named to The News Lens 2015 “30 under 30” list.
While his starting point was education, his ultimate pursuit is a sustainable, healthy world in sincere peace. He is now working as an independent journalist, filmmaker, and educator to support his research about the systemic factors and interrelationships of the world’s crises.
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2014 Opening Film for “Taiwan Kaohsiung Education Film Festival”
2014 “South Taiwan Film Festival” Awarded the Best Documentary, selected for Human Rights Award
2014 Selected for “Sheffield International Documentary Festival”
2014 Second Runner-up of the Best Features of Hong Kong Chinese Documentary Festival
2014 Best New Documentary of Indonesia Jakarta International Movie Awards
2014 Opening film for Alternative Education Resource Organization
2015 Opening film for Taiwan Teenager Film Festival
2015 For Youth By Youth One to Watch Award of Asian American International Film Festival
2016 Humanitarian Award of Indonesia World Documentary Awards
2016 Selected for Silicon Valley International Film Festival