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Harris Filmmaking team completing film about ancestral sculptor Uzikee Nelson

WASHINGTON DC- With several large sculptures filling the greater District of Columbia area, very few of these monuments pay tribute to the many legendary African American icons that have made significant impacts on the country. Over the past two decades, sculptor Uzikee Nelson of Washington DC has erected a number of colorful art sculptures around the community that pay homage to legends Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Paul Robeson, and Thurgood Marshall.

The film entitled "UZIKEE" will explore the life of renowned sculptor Uzikee, a retired University of District of Columbia engineering professor whose public art infuses African design and aesthetics into people’s everyday culture in and around the Washington D.C. area. Having created public art around the country for over 40 years, most observers would agree that Uzikee’s sculptures are no ordinary works of art by any stretch of the imagination. His popular sculptures are three dimensional free standing works made of weathering steel and stained glass.

Uzikee began his career in higher education in 1971 as a faculty member in the Washington Technical Institute’s (WTI) Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technology Department. In 1977, WTI was merged and became the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), where Uzikee served as a professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for 24 years before retiring. Today, Uzikee continues to create art, while also spending time working on special projects with the National Parks Service centered around preserving many of the country's Underground Railroad sites.

The father and son filmmaking team of Doug and Douglas Harris are in post production, and nearing completion of the documentary that is being targeted for PBS broadcast.

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