TIFF Talks have published a short Q&A with ‘Hala’ director Minhal Baig along with lead actress and TIFF ’19 Rising Star Geraldine Viswanathan following this evenings screening of the Apple TV+ exclusive at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Hala,’ a feature film and official selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, follows a high school senior struggling to balance being a suburban teenager with her traditional Muslim upbringing.

The feature film was acquired by Apple earlier this year during its run at the Sundance Film Festival and will debut shortly after Apple TV+ launches on November 1st.