Using inspiration from Adrienne Maree Brown’s Emergent Strategy as our framework, A Theory of Change is committed to finding solutions towards the reduction and prevention of harm caused by prison, poverty and prejudice. We are a growing cooperative of scholars, warriors, and creators, forwarding a vision of a free, just, and equitable world experiencing universal dignity and action. 

Initially established in 2018 as a vehicle to mobilize resources needed to translate Rhidale’s story into a biopic for the big screen, our small collective of inspired talents resolved to take action, unifying and organizing fellow misfits to rewrite the ending of our unfinished story.  

Today we are a fast-becoming and action oriented, unified network of scholars, warriors, and creators doing more and more each day to prototype an “impossible” future.

a proof-of-concept short film for the feature film “A Theory of Change”, based on the true story of Rhidale Dotson

Email to watch the 12 minute film or to find out more information about the feature film production.

Documentary Film Poster - Rhidale Dotson A Theory of Change

This poster is being sold in an attempt to gain financial momentum for an original feature-length screenplay about Rhidale Dotson’s success in creating programs that shift the focus of imprisonment from punishment to rehabilitation. A Theory of Change tells the story of the fateful events in Rhidale’s youth that lead up to his incarceration, the scene of his ultimate self-transformation.

Rhidale is committed to providing individuals with backgrounds in gang culture the tools and opportunity to grow and to be creative rather than competitive. The poster image reflects this by directing the viewer’s gaze past the prison bars toward the creative force that resides within Rhidale. The sun around Rhidale’s head further illustrates his powerful outlook and his dedication to shed light on prison reform and human potential.

The screenplay is a project undertaken by Rhidale’s team who are dedicated to assisting with Rhidale’s numerous ventures, for which fundraising plays a key role. Communication with imprisoned people is unsustainably expensive, with costs including phone calls and in person visits.