Hala Gabriel

Producer/Director
Desert Wind Productions

Director/Producer: Hala Gabriel was born as a Palestinian refugee in Syria to parents that were forced from their homes in Palestine. When she was 8 years old, Hala's parents managed to immigrate to the United States where she has spent her adult life as a proponent for the Right of Return and working to improve the lives of Palestinians around the world.

Artistically, Hala attended the California Institute of Arts, majoring in Film and Television Production and in 2004, won the Silver Award at the International Houston Film Festival for her critically acclaimed short documentary entitled The Love Project.​ ​

Hala continues to work as a freelance producer, production supervisor and production accountant for the major studios in Los Angeles.