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Pen and ink drawing of an animation still for the short film "I, Destini"

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Created by:
Destini T. Riley, American  Search this
Subject of:
Destini T. Riley, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 × 12 in. (22.9 × 30.5 cm)
Type:
drawings
Place made:
North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2013-2016
Caption:
The short animated film "I, Destini" tells the story of having an incarcerated brother from Destini Riley’s perspective (at the time she was 14). The film is a collaboration between her and filmmaker Nicholas Pilarski. All of the key frames were drawn by Destini. Destini’s mother and father, Latina Riley and Carlos Riley, Nicholas, and Sarah Bassett did the subsequent Rotoscoping of more-than 10,000 frames. Destini and Nicholas met at a community meeting held at JC’s Kitchen, a soul food restaurant in Durham, NC owned by Destin’s aunt Phyllis Terry, while Destini’s family was organizing around what they deemed an unjust incarceration of her brother. Destini’s brother Carlos Riley, Jr. was acquitted for shooting a police officer, but imprisoned on lesser charges.
Description:
A pen and ink drawing of an animation still for a short film titled I, Destini. It features a sketch of a Destini Riley.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Animation  Search this
Art  Search this
Independent films  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Justice  Search this
Police brutality  Search this
Prisons  Search this
Youth  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Destini T. Riley, Nicholas Pilarski, Lattina Lennon Riley, Sarah M. Bassett, Kathleen Lingo and The New York Times Company
Object number:
2018.94.2.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© Destini T. Riley, Nicholas Pilarski, Lattina Lennon Riley, Sarah M. Bassett, The New York Times Company
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
I, Destini Film Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51a21cd36-7206-4a54-8aa5-8909aab5930e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.94.2.2