In the day, she was an obedient daughter. She followed her parents every demand, rarely stepping out of line.
They were happy, she was not.
But the nights, they were hers. To explore and discover her longing, her budding self.
She wanted to know what love felt like, and together with her secret crush, she did.
For fleeting moments, she was free.
But leading a double life is a balancing act, and she fell off.
‘Hala’ was based on the director’s personal experiences growing up as a Muslim American. There are plans to expand the story into a feature film. More on the director here.