Apple have released the debut trailer for Minhal Baig’s coming of age drama ‘Hala‘ – available to stream on December 6th through Apple TV+.
The company gave a brief description of the feature film follows:
Seventeen-year-old Pakistani American teenager Hala (Geraldine Viswanathan) struggles to balance desire with her familial, cultural and religious obligations. As she comes into her own, she grapples with a secret that threatens to unravel her family.
The project has been on quite the journey since its early life as a Kickstarter campaign in 2015. Originally a 14 minute short film, ‘Hala’ was the result of fun, fearless, DIY filmmaking.
Minhal Baig sat down with Nylon in 2016 to talk about the once-short film’s semi-autobiographical tone: