Directed by Suha Araj
January, 1969: Hala leaves her home in Palestine to move to America and enters high school with limited English. She unknowingly ignites a revolution through this language barrier by repeatedly breaking the school’s no pants rule for the girls, gaining her the respect of the other girls in her class.
SHORTS / 91 minsFrom pride and joy to fear and anger, everyone faces these emotional swings as they grow into themselves. PORTRAITS FROM THE SCHOOLYARD is a collection of diverse moments and experiences that magnifies the lives of students in and out of class.