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Smile Train’s Aldrian in the LA film fest

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SMILE TRAIN’ s short film, Aldrian, has been included in the LA Under the Stars Film Festival 2019, announced the world’s leading cleft organization, which is marking its 20th anniversary. The film is about Aldrian, a six-year-old boy living with an untreated cleft lip and palate in Metro Manila and his journey to his smile with the help of his Lola Theresa and a local Smile Train social worker who make his dream to eat with ease come true. The story of Aldrian is one of many as more than 200,000 babies are born with clefts every year around the world. The LA Under the Stars Film Festival is an international film festival that showcases independent films. Representing the 50,000th surgery supported by Smile Train in the Philippines, Aldrian showcases the opportunities that can be provided such as free cleft surgeries and comprehensive cleft care. Aldrian already won Best Production/Producer for the CKF International Film Festival, a monthly film festival designed for independent filmmakers, last year August. The short film was premiered at the festival last November in Swindon, England. To watch the film, visit smiletrain.org/lp/aldrian.