Lost in the Wilderness moves on, speaks with Steven Hatcher and Carmen Salavarrieta

You may have noticed I’ve posted a little less over the last week or two.

Part of the reason is because the upcoming Negros Americanos documentary, Lost in the Wilderness (see Plainfield View’s video preview here), has evolved into something a lot bigger than its scope only a month ago. It’s a Panamanian story of adventure. It’s a Latino, and Afro-Latino, story. It’s a story of struggle, and music. It’s a story of race. It’s a story about Plainfield.

This weekend, for Lost in the Wilderness, MC Enigma, Bishop the Eastside Nappyhead, and I conducted two local interviews – one with Steven Hatcher of the People’s Organization for Progress and another with Carmen Salavarrieta of Angels for Action.

Readers might be interested to know that we also talked at length with Angels for Action about their recently restarted identification card program. Much of the video content will be released later in the week after it is edited, and it will be accompanied by a new piece that sheds light on Angels’ for Action’s efforts. Bishop’s Travels will cover the issue as well.

As for the documentary, here are a few photos, as well as screenshots from videos, at some of our filming locations.


A pigeon posed for us at the Jersey City waterfront


Carmen Salavarrieta talks to MC Enigma about Angels for Action Identification Cards


Steven Hatcher and MC Enigma


Carmen Salavarrieta talks to Bishop the Eastside Nappyhead and MC Enigma for Lost in the Wilderness

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A video screenshot of the Newark Bay Bridge

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A video screenshot from the New Jersey Turnpike

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A video screenshot of downtown Plainfield

Stay tuned.

One thought on “Lost in the Wilderness moves on, speaks with Steven Hatcher and Carmen Salavarrieta

  1. Reblogged this on Bishop's Travels and commented:
    “Lost In the wilderness” has been something we have talked about for eons. We made sure that most of our time living abroad was filmed, there are hours upon hours of video from that year and the situations in Plainfield NJ that prompted the move there. Now about three years after returning to Panama and performing and spreading the name back here in thee states, we are ready to tell the story like it has never been told. Many people come up to me and say things like, hey you are those Dominican guys right!!! Or those Panamanian rappers, or those Reggeton singers.-They don’t get it, and its understood, how could they? In this world of musical over saturation what incentive to they really have to listen to our stories. This documentary, however is much bigger than the music we create, its stone thrown in the pond that will ripple worldwide!!!!

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