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Country: USA, AFGHANISTAN
Run Time: 83 minutes
The Delawaris have always had a love affair with Afghanistan. It runs in the blood. Noor was born in Kabul and met his wife Satari there. They fell in love and Noor moved to America with her in the late 60s. In 1979, the year the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, they had Ariana, the director of WE CAME HOME. She grew up surrounded by a love for her roots. Noor worked as an international banker in the States but fought as an activist for his homeland, lobbying Congress and warning of the dangers of the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden. After 9/11 he moved back to Kabul in an effort to help rebuild the crippled Afghan financial system. His safety became a constant concern for his family in America. WE CAME HOME documents Ariana's visits to the country during this period and her idea to record an album there. As she spends time in Afghanistan exploring its culture, she begins to understand her father's unwavering commitment to save it. (In English and Dari with subtitles) – E.F.
Yasmine Delawari Johnson, Ariana Delawari, Emily Lynch
Ariana Delawari, Emily Lynch
Farah X, Max Goldblatt
Ariana Delawari is a musician, actor, and filmmaker from Los Angeles, California. She's a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Her critically acclaimed debut album, Lion of Panjshir, was released on David Lynch's record label in 2009.
WE CAME HOME (2012)
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