- 1 hr 34 min
In the drama film Hala, a young Pakistani-American comes to terms with the troubles of her family. At the same time, she's dealing with her own adolescent problems. Hala Masood is a seventeen year old Pakistani American Muslim girl struggling with the clash of her family's values versus her desires. Her mom worries about Hala being near boys and skateboarding, while she has a secret crush on a boy in her school named Jesse, who's a non-Muslim (while it's expected she will have her marriage arranged with a Muslim man). Things gradually come to a head as Hala is drawn toward him, against her family's wishes. In the meantime, she learns her parents' marriage has problems she never knew of before too.