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For as long as she can remember, Julia knew she wanted to make movies. Maybe it’s the excitement of looking through the camera lens and letting your imagination run wild. Maybe it’s the thrill of acting like a character so different from yourself. Or maybe it’s the art of writing a movie from start to finish. For 13-year-old Julia, it’s all of the above.

“Are you watching this show, Grandpa?”

Chū Huā’s grandfather stared at the TV from his wheelchair. When he didn’t respond, she got up from the couch and waved her hand in front of his face. “Yē? It’s me, Chū Huā. Can you hear me?”

“He can hear you,” his home nurse, Rosa, called from the kitchen. “He’s just lost in himself.”