Aurora Sentinel: Indonesian wunderkind in Aurora moves judges and peers with movie premier

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"The power of film is why Irl Paulalengan made the 9,000 miles journey to Aurora from her home in Indonesia. The 15 year-old sophomore at Rangeview High School left her parents and her family back across the Pacific Ocean last year to come here on her own to learn how to make films.

In that short amount of time, Paulalengan has already proven that she belongs behind the camera. Paulalengan was awarded the Project NEXT Viewers Choice Award at the Denver Film Festival in November for her short film, 'Dear People.'"