Akira CHEN’s work focuses on social engagement. His first documentary feature, Home, co-directed with GU Show-faye, was nominated for Best Documentary at Golden Horse Awards 2004. He has kept sharing his concern about environmental issues with his films ever since. Apart from documentary filmmaking, he is also active in political and social movement. He worked as a journalist and once ran for a legislative position. Now he is the head of Changhua County Cultural Affair Bureau, trying to generate more impacts on the society.