Born and raised in Los Angeles to a loving family that had never forgotten its Afghan roots, Ariana Delawari’s life is turned upside down after 9/11. When her parents move back to Kabul to help with reconstruction, Delawari spends a decade documenting their transition and her own awakening, through music, to her Afghan heritage. Delawari beautifully weaves together decades of her family story while recording her album, Lion of Panjshir, (released by David Lynch) with master musicians in post 9/11 Afghanistan. She welcomes the audience to “meet” many average Afghans – a far cry from the stereotypes most often seen in the media. The person who stands out above all and proffers hope against all odds is her father, Noor Delawari, the Governor of Afghanistan’s Central Bank. He inspires with his profound belief in his country.