Before breaking into the music scene with her standout 1995 debut album Pieces of You, singer/songwriter Jewel experienced the hardship of homelessness firsthand — and it’s due in part to that experience that she’s become involved in the documentary film Lost in America.
The doc, which began a theatrical run just this past week, chronicles in heartbreaking fashion the scourge of youth homelessness in America.
Jewel has now released a music video for a song titled “No More Tears,” as featured in the film:
More on the film and a statement from Jewel, via a news release:
The powerful feature is the first film to take a national in-depth look at the issue of youth homelessness in America, highlighting the main issues that surround it: sex trafficking, the failure of the foster care system, and the rampant rejection of LGBTQ youth. Written, produced, and directed by former homeless youth Rotimi Rainwater, Jewel and Rosario Dawson serve as the film’s executive producers. Tiffany Haddish, Jon Bon Jovi, Halle Berry, Sanaa Lathan, and more are featured in the documentary. Mike C. Manning, Steven V. Vasquez Jr., Jorge Rivera, and Brent C. Johnson produced the film which was sponsored by Las Vegas Sands. The film is being distributed by Indican Pictures.
“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.”