Sarine Arslanian is a social-minded storyteller, writer, film director, visual anthropologist, traveller, photographer, lover of life and reiki practitioner. Her work explores who we are in this world and how we connect with one another and the natural environment. She is passionate about people, arts and culture, community development, holistic healing, indigenous wisdom, yoga and meditation, and transformative travel.
She is the co-founder and director of PATMI; a cultural NGO working to preserve and promote the local folklore and oral history of Armenian villages by collecting people’s stories and turning them into vibrant murals in a space of cultural exchange. PATMI also promotes community development through education.
Sarine believes in the power of stories to challenge mentalities, move to take action, bridge gaps, heal and inspire. Her creations originate from a space of love and compassion, and she views her art as a spiritual practice; one she comes back to on a daily basis with the same commitment, determination and joy.
She is currently based in Yerevan, Armenia. Countries she has lived in before include Belgium, the UK, Rwanda, Indonesia and Guatemala. She has studied Development Studies at Cambridge, Cultural Studies and Social Anthropology at Kent and Filmmaking at Raindance. She is available for assignments worldwide.