Best of Best 2020 / TV / Film / Animation / Social / environmental


  • Prize
    Best of Best in Social / environmental / TV / Film / Animation, Other / TV / Film / Animation
  • University
    School of Visual Arts
  • Lead
    Huiqi Qiu
  • Credits
    Videography by Ben Wang, Eonnam Kim, Ziyao Chen
  • Video

Gentrification is deeply rooted in a history of discriminatory laws and practices in the United States and it also has enormous impacts on residents' lives. Cut (2020) is a documentary film that captures the last days of the oldest hair salon in Chinatown, New York.

My name is Huiqi Qiu. I grew up in Xiamen, China. At the age of 15, I moved to Vancouver, Canada for high school. After that, I went to Boston University to study graphic design. I am now a grad student at the School of Visual Arts, MFA Design. What I’ve gained from living in different places and interacting with diverse individuals enhances my passion to be a better designer. I chose design as my career because in the sensitive time we live in, I see design as one of the most effective medium to tackle social issues we are facing. I hope to use design to speak up, empower and connect people.