Sarine Arslanian is a social-minded storyteller, writer, film director, visual anthropologist, traveller, photographer, lover of life, and reiki practitioner. 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 president of PATMI; a cultural NGO which brings together youth + artists from Armenia and abroad to breathe life into Armenian villages by collecting people’s stories and painting them on walls.
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.