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Alumnus Matthew Cherry Discusses ‘Hair Love’ Short Film, Book Award Nominations, UA Impact

“Hair Love” follows the story of an African-American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2020

When he learned his seven-minute short film “Hair Love” was one of the five nominees for the Best Animated Short Film Academy Award, UA alumnus Matthew A. Cherry (2000-03) was filled with joy. “We actually took a video of it,” Cherry said. “Everybody came over to the house and it was rea...