Sojourner Truth Festival of the Arts 2023

Aarin Burch

Aarin Burch is an Oakland, CA-based independent film and video maker. Since 1991, she has produced, edited, and directed documentaries, short narratives, concert videos, and promotional videos throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally, including travel and marketing videos for Olivia Travel from 1991-2015. In 2007, Aarin completed My People Are: Youth Pride in Mixed Heritage, an educational film exploring youth, race and identity. Two of her earliest films, SPIN CYCLE and Dreams of Passion, have shown at festivals throughout the world and Michigan Fever, a film about the Michigan Woman’s Music Festival, and Reflections Unseen, a documentary about the lives of eight HIV+ African American women, received notable recognition. Currently, Aarin is working on a documentary feature film on the life and art of renowned artist and designer Laurel Burch. Aarin received her B.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1990 and served on the Frameline Board of Directors from 1995-1999. She is a member of the Bay Area Video Coalition and Bay Area Women in Film and Television.

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