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Director Rotimi Rainwater Highlights Youth Homelessness In Documentary Film ‘Lost In America’ 2020
August 25, 2020
A must-see powerful feature film takes an in-depth look at youth homelessness in America.
Lost in America, a must-see feature film taking an in-depth look at youth homelessness in America -Photo Instagram
Directed by Rotimi Rainwater (who was once homeless himself) sets a spotlight on his six-year journey to expose youth homelessness in America, and the many issues that surround it including sex trafficking, failure of foster care services, and the rampant rejection of LGBTQ youth.
Lost In America is executive produced by Rosario Dawson and musician, Jewel. The film features interviews with more than 30 youth in 15 cities, along with high profile politicians and celebs who have also experienced or lived with homelessness including; Tiffany Haddish, Halle Berry, Jon Bon Jovi, Miley Cyrus, Russell Simmons, Sanaa Lathan, Rebecca Gayheart-Dane.
“Being youth and homeless is obviously an issue that is very close to my heart and this documentary is very personal to me, and why I chose to be a producer and get involved,” said Jewel. “I am honored to have written and performed this song for the documentary LOST IN AMERICA and to help bring awareness to this epidemic.”