“One story in particular that really affected all of us involved a young woman in in Florida,” Steven Vasquez Jr. tells me. I’m talking to him about the new documentary film, Lost in America. The film chronicles the stories of 30 homeless youth across the country. Vasquez was a producer and Director of Photography on the project.
“Her name is Harley,” Lost in America‘s director, Rotimi Rainwater, continues. “She was one day off the street. So I told Harley, ‘Don’t worry, I’m gonna take it easy on you. I’m not asking you to get deep into your story,’ And she went, ‘Okay.’ And I was like, ‘Tell me your name and how you were on the streets.’ She got through four words: ‘My name is Harley.’ And then she completely lost it. It wasn’t just tears. She emotionally broke down to the point where she just couldn’t get words out.”
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