Afghan American artist and activist Ariana Delawari has announced the digital release of her critically acclaimed documentary We Came Home distributed by TIME via iTunes today. Directed by Delawari, Produced by Yasmine Delawari Johnson and Emily Lynch, and Executive produced by Alexandra Johnes (Amazing Grace, Holy Hell, Frame by Frame, The Square), We Came Home tells a unique perspective of the history of Afghanistan, the connections of family, and the power of music. The film is featured in iTunes “Recent Discoveries” section and can be purchased here and will soon be available for rental.
The film will be screened in Washington D.C. at Eaton Workshop along with a panel discussion and musical performance by Delawari of songs from her album Lion of Panjshir (released by David Lynch). In conjunction with the digital release, Delawari and Fereshteh Forough, Afghan Founder and President of Code to Inspire have collaborated to create a new free app called Afghanistan Connect, a platform consolidating information on reputable organizations that are rebuilding Afghanistan within various aspects of society.
We Came Home is an inspiring documentary about issues at the forefront of global news explored through a very personal lens.
Islamophobia and forced migration from war zones is creating a trend in populism that is directly influencing major world policy. It is more important than ever to inspire citizens to learn from history, to recognize the power of innovation through art and education, and to explore the notion of home.
We Came Home sparks conversations around purpose, borders, hope and the impact of war on all global citizens’ lives.