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Saturday, December 8 • 7:45pm - 9:15pm
We Came Home

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WE CAME HOME: The story of Afghanistan through Afghan American artist, Ariana Delawari.  Born in LA, the year the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, Ariana's life unfolds parallel to Afghanistan.  Her home is filled with refugees, Afghan music, and her father's dedication to his homeland.  Ariana watches her father's tireless efforts, while painfully aware that nobody seems to care.  September 11th changes her family's lives.  Her parents sell everything and move to Kabul; Ariana finally sees Afghanistan for herself.Ariana spends ten years traveling between LA and Afghanistan, documenting her father's homeland through photographs, film and music.  She believes she's witnessing the moment Afghanistan will be free.  Her father thrives as he helps reconstruct Afghanistan's banking system.With the Taliban resurgence, Ariana decides to go to Kabul to record an album with Afghan master musicians.  The recording is a glimpse into the challenges of building anything in Afghanistan after thirty years of war, but nothing can touch the universal language of music.Ariana names her album 'Lion of Panjshir', after Afghanistan's revolutionary hero, Massoud.  Filmmaker David Lynch releases the album.  Though Ariana receives international acclaim, she's heartbroken, because Afghanistan keeps getting worse.In 2011, her father is arrested by the very government he's worked so hard to build.  Ariana must decide what to do when war and corruption threaten her father's life.  Though terrified that he could be wrongfully imprisoned, Ariana finally understands her Dad.  Even with his life threatened, Noor cannot abandon his people and Ariana cannot let them be forgotten.

Saturday December 8, 2012 7:45pm - 9:15pm PST
California Club 6 - Touchstar Cinemas - Auditorium 3 850 Ives Dairy Road, North Miami Beach, FL 33179