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Hala (2016)

a 16-year-old Muslim teenager Hala (Tess Granfield) as she attempts to explore her sexuality and identity while growing up in a conservative, religious household. The film starkly opens as ... See full summary »

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Minhal Baig

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Minhal Baig
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tess Granfield ... Hala
Nina Nayebi ... Eram
Alfred Adelpour Alfred Adelpour ... Nadir
Jasper Newman ... Jesse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Debra Davis ... High School Teacher
Cellion Emanuel Cellion Emanuel ... Basketball Player (as Cellian 'C' Emanuel)
Hubert Escarpeta ... Skater
Kimberly Ryans ... Concert Fan
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a 16-year-old Muslim teenager Hala (Tess Granfield) as she attempts to explore her sexuality and identity while growing up in a conservative, religious household. The film starkly opens as we see Hala masturbate, only to be interrupted by her mother asking why she missed suhoor, a pre-dawn meal eaten while fasting during Ramadan. Then, while skateboarding at a park, she meets Jesse (Jasper Newman), and the two share an immediate connection. While she embarks on a relationship with him, she sees her parents' relationship disintegrate as they argue about religious guidelines and the way they raise Hala. Eventually, it becomes impossible for Hala to exist between her two separate "lives." Written by lament

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Persian

Release Date:

19 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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