Mavis Siu received her MFA degree from the Social Documentation Program at the University of California Santa Cruz, where she was trained as a professional, not just at the technical level but also in ways of thinking and seeing, with a commitment to documenting communities, cultures, issues, and individuals who are marginalized in the current landscape of representation. This documentary training has helped her to understand the world with the complexity necessary at this critical time. With the world entering uncharted territories, we need documentaries that can help us explore, reflect, transform, and imagine a different future. Siu keeps learning and seeks to develop more creative ways of telling stories by approaching documentary from a holistic perspective.