The Expats Show
is an unscripted docuseries about Black life abroad; giving never-before-seen transformative insights into the many diverse facets of life abroad through cross-cultural exchanges. This is expat travel like you have never seen before!
SHIFTING BIPOC REPRESENTATION
Numerous BIPOC people are the recipients of violent discrimination.
How underrepresented individuals are presented in the media either feeds cultural myopia contributing to our inability to bridge racial divides that plague society or transforms dangerous, racialized stereotypes and positively shapes how we are handled, and often mishandled, on a global scale.
THE SHOW'S IMPACT
This series ushers in a new genre of conscious-reality TV, offering a positive, family-friendly, and immensely entertaining depiction of BIPOC ex-pats, combating misrepresentation.
We tackle tough, yet relatable, issues while breaking stereotypes and increasing the representation of expats of color.
We hope that this show inspires viewers to travel and live abroad in a similar manner that A Different World inspired a generation to pursue higher education.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
AMAZON CUSTOMER (USA)
The entire Ingram family is fun to watch and relatable. I love seeing each of their own personalities shine through. But what I liked the most is seeing how this All American family keeps it real and how they handle and deal with real life situations...I am crowning them the First Family of reality entertainment. Bravo Ingram Family!
I love this show!! I’m a TV producer in Los Angeles and let me just tell you, we need a show like this gracing the screen. It’s cute, funny, uplifting, raw, brilliant tv! In a world where black families need better role models like we had with the Cosby’s - this show is the next gen of that. Kudos!
Emmy-Award Winning Producer
AMAZON CUSTOMER (UK)
Watched this for the first time and can honestly say it’s one of the best reality shows I’ve watched- and I’ve watched them all- it’s authentic, genuine, funny, informative and intriguing. Draws you in immediately and craving for more. Fab!
RADICALLY TRANSFORMING REALITY TV
Black-casted unscripted TV, directly combating the distorted representation of BIPOC people globally.
Its “edutainment” approach to production and presentation dismantles dangerous racialized stereotypes through its positive and entertaining cross-cultural depictions of Black Americans thriving abroad and is leading the way for inclusivity.
“It is vital that we control our own narrative when depicting our journey.
"I wanted to ensure that we gave a genuine and authentic depiction of the experiences shared in this series.”
Ingram sought to achieve this both on screen and behind the camera.
Dismantling BIPOC Media Stereotypes
Raising Black Third-Culture Kids
Global Social Justice
Overcoming Trailing Spouse Depression
Black Mental Wellness
Domestic Violence Post-Traumatic Stress
Confronting Implicate Bias
Designated as an “Emmy ® Eligible” program by the Television Academy in 2021, the series received the Best Web Series Award from the Christian Film Festival, Hip Hop Film Festival, and International Black & Diversity Film Festival.
The ground-breaking series also received a Webby Award Honoree and Telly Award. The program was also an official selection of the Diversity in Cannes and Pan African Film Festival.
Executive Producer. Attorney. Creator.
Juanita was awarded the Ambassador Ruby Hurley Image Award NAACP Chattanooga in 2021 and independently produced the series through her 501(3)C production company, Purpose Productions inc.
"Being African-American and choosing to live abroad is always steeped in change and navigating through the unexpected, but today the racial and viral pandemics have placed the topic of living as an expat front and center.
This series tackles tough and relatable issues in an educational yet entertaining way all while breaking stereotypes and increasing a more inclusive representation of expats of color."
Portions of the streaming proceeds will be donated to Dress for Success Greater London and Dress for Success Chattanooga, charities that help women find economic freedom and combat poverty for families.