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, word written, and frame animated was born from a series of creative workshops between Nicholas Pilarski, Destini Riley (13 years old when film began production), and her family. From this collaboration, an autobiographical film was created where Destini explores issues relating to race, class, media, and over policing in her community of Durham, North Carolina, United States of America.



If you were touched by our film, you can help directly by making it possible for Destini to be the first in her family to attend college. 100% of proceeds go to Destini's college fund.

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