Jim Ryerson is the founder and owner of Jim Ryerson Productions and Travelingman Films, a motion picture, television, and corporate video production company based in Los Angeles. Over the past 12 years, he has worked as a documentary film producer in Cuba, which he has visited more than 30 times.
Jim is a veteran of radio and television news reporting. As one of Californian‘s most visible television reporters, he received the Los Angeles Press Club Best Individual Reporting Award, and was part of several Emmy Award winning newscasts, and interviewed all of the living Presidents of the United States.
A native of Chicago, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Illinois, studied for his Master of Arts degree at Arizona State University, and is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross in Orange County for 20 years, and received the Clara Barton Award, the organization’s highest honor, for volunteer service. He is a lifetime physical fitness advocate, as a distance runner and boxer for 10 years at a professional gym.
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Swimming To Guantanamo - From Elian to Obama A Decade in Cuba under the U.S. Embargo
by Jim Ryerson
Under a U.S. trade embargo imposed half a century ago, U.S. citizens are barred from traveling to Cuba. As a journalist, I began visiting Cuba in 1998 and during my more than 35 visits I’ve met hundreds of Cubans who have graciously shared their lives, music, food, culture and created my passion to tell their stories. In writing these stories, I’ve tried to counteract some of the false impressions
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