I, Destini is an animated documentary that explores the poignant and imaginative illustrations of a youth grappling with the effects of having an incarcerated loved one.

Each shot of the film, each written word, and each animated frame was born from a series of creative workshops between director Nicholas Pilarski and Destini Riley. From this collaboration was created an autobiographical film in which Destini explores issues relating to race, class, media, and over-policing in her community of Durham, North Carolina.

Directors | Nicholas Pilarski, Destini Riley