|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.
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.