Capstones

Graduation Date

Winter 12-15-2017

First Advisor

Yoruba Richen

Subject Concentration

International

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Abstract

Prodigal Father tells the story of one man’s journey from teenage drug addiction to joining one of the most violent white supremacist gangs in the country and now, nearly 20 years after turning his life around, he is dealing with the aftermath of a lifetime of bad decisions.

Bobby Exley, a former Nazi Low, spent most of his adult life in prison or on parole battling a 20-year heroin addiction. His wife, Rhonda, stuck by his side throughout his many incarcerations while raising their eight children. The Prodigal Father, told through the eyes of namesake son, filmmaker, Robert Exley Jr., as he explores his father’s decisions and the effects they’ve had on the family.

The film features in depth interviews between a father and son as they explore the past, present and future of their family. The film will also show how each sibling has dealt with the effects of having a father involved in drugs and gangs.

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