Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
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. Frame animations are the products of a series of creative workshops between Nicholas Pilarksi and the Rileys.
A black-and-white archival process photograph of Nicholas Pilarski shooting the family sequence for "I, Destini." The shot takes place in an auditorium. Nicholas Pilarski can be seen in left filming Destini's mother, Lattina Riley. To the far right, Destini's father, Carlos Riley, sits in front of a laptop. Closer to the foreground, a woman sits in front of a prop television set.
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