IF THERE IS A REASON TO STUDY

學習的理由

By Adler YANG

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True Story - Completed 2016


Festivals
& Awards

Taiwan Kaohsiung Education Film Festival 2014
Opening Film
South Taiwan Film Festival 2014
Awarded the Best Documentary, selected for Human Rights Award
Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2014
Selected
Hong Kong Chinese Documentary Festival 2014
Second Runner-up of the Best Features
Indonesia Jakarta International Movie Awards 2014
Best New Documentary
Alternative Education Resource Organization 2014
Opening Film
Taiwan Teenager Film Festival 2015
Opening Film
Asian American International Film Festival 2015
For Youth By Youth One to Watch Award
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • True Story, Documentary
    • Countries
    • TAIWAN
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Adler YANG
    • Producer(s)
    • Adler YANG
    • Synopsis
    • Every child in Taiwan has to go through 9 years of compulsory education, and many of them have struggled in the system. But can it be done differently? RenWen (Humanity) is a Taiwan alternative junior high school where test scores and rankings don’t exist, students are encouraged to explore and learn at their own pace and according to their own interests. However, to further their studies, RenWen students eventually have to take a standardized admission test, the BCT, which will direct them to different schools and life tracks based on their scores. Will the RenWen students be changed by this testing system? To find out the answer, director Adler Yang made the documentary If There Is A Reason To Study to record the struggles and changes of his fellow schoolmates.
      Yu-Xuan and Pei-Ling are both interested in art but believed getting into top universities is the only
      way to success. Xing-Hao, who loves music and intended to pursue it, was lost seeing his mentor
      gave up his dream to become a salary man. Li-Ann, with multiple talents including robotics, 3D
      animation and music, became complacent with his success in the test and abandoned his interests.
      When director Adler registered for the test to find out why everyone is so obsessed, he also got
      trapped in the system…