Hala, a Pakistani-American teenager girl in her final year of high school is cautious with her words, but avidly curious with her eyes and ears. Floating in a limbo between two cultures, she's gently pulling back from her Muslim faith and tentatively testing her crush on Jesse, a tousled blond classmate with a sensitive soul. She's a fascinating paradox, at once subdued and adventurous: One moment, she's meekly enduring the affectionate nagging of her anxious mother Eram; the next, she's racing through their Chicago suburb on her skateboard.
New York Times
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It is discussed in the beginning of the movie that Hala no longer uses school bus services. But then, there's one scene of Hala on a school bus fantasizing about Jesse sitting in front. See more
I am of two parts divided. One, that rushes forward fearlessly; another, that questions everything.
Apple Tree (vocals)
Written by Tomo Nakayama
Performed by Grand Hallway
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