Award Winning Documentary Series OUR VERY OWN: Locked up Abroad with Julius J. Levy Features Rueben Simpson; declared stateless, Refused by three countries including his place of birth
Kingston, Jamaica – May, 2011 – Rueben Simpson, born in Wurzburg, Germany in 1980 on a US Army Base, shares his story in
Episode II of the Tell All documentary series OUR VERY OWN: Locked up Abroad which captures and shares personal
experiences and experts points of views on immigration, migration and deportation and its impact on the Caribbean
Population and Economy.
The now 30-year old Simpson, who was locked up on drug related charges after being caught by US Authorities with cash
bearing special serial numbers, explains how this followed by a series on unfortunate experiences, left him stateless.
Simpson tells his story as a cautionary tale to Caribbean families living abroad even as he seeks answers and longs for home.
“They informed me that I was actually stateless and that the U.S. has 180 days from the time of my final order of removal or
they would have to release me… there’s like less than 14 days before the 180 days and I’m awakened and told to pack my
things, and two days later I’m in Jamaica” Simpson states. This was his very first trip to Jamaica.
Presenter of OUR VERY OWN: Locked up Abroad Julius J. Levy adds, “Migration and immigration plays a very important role
in the development of Countries, Cities, Towns and Communities. Caribbean Nationals have been migrating for decades
and many have experienced the dark sides of it. Our Very Own: Locked up Abroad shines the spotlight on the dark corners
of immigration and deportation, while highlighting the strength of those who survive. Immigration and Deportation affect
you and me; and by extension our economy.”
OUR VERY OWN: Locked up Abroad aims to transform Caribbean Youths into instruments of change with the hope that they
may change the face of today’s society and bring about a new Caribbean Pride and oneness. By sharing our stories, we
encourage others to develop gumption while bringing to the fore those “untold” stories.
The documentary premieres in New York City July 31st at 5:30pm on Caribbean International Network, CIN TV which
broadcasts on Time Warner and Cable Vision to the five boroughs of New York; with an encore presentation on October 9,
5:30pm. The episode will also be aired on 22 channels across the Caribbean and North America on Caribbean Media
Corporation – CMC (Carib Vision) on July 31st at 6:30pm ECT with an encore presentation on August 2 at 7:30pm . Join Julius
J. Levy as he gets EXCLUSIVE access and reveals the case of Rueben Simpson.
Advanced Media Production continues to rely on the support of Corporate Caribbean and Caribbean Governments to aid
in our efforts to reshape the face of the Caribbean. While migration remains the dream of countless of our young
professionals, deportation remains a growing negative force that has been left unexplored in our media. The perils endured
by survivors of deportation are not only inflicted by other countries, it is also reflected in the way we treat our very own when
they return home.
For further details on this and other stories visit us at www.ampglobal.tv or call Julius J. Levy at 876-620-6766 and
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