Creative Direction by Jan-Willem Dikkers
Images by Teal Thomsen
Client: Stateside

Born in California, Ariana Delawari is a filmmaker, musician and activist of Afghan heritage. Her award-winning documentary, We Came Home, explores the political and cultural landscape of Afghanistan through personal experience. The film was scored by her first album, Lion of Panjshir, which was recorded between Los Angeles and Kabul in collaboration with master Afghan elder musicians and produced by David Lynch. Ariana’s most recent work, Entelechy, is a short experimental film about a shamanic journey through being, accompanied by her own avant-garde pop electronic score.