Finding Beauty in the Rubble: A Short Documentary

The 2 Criminals film crew is pleased to release Finding Beauty in the Rubble a short documentary featuring Mrs. Fukuoka, a remarkable lady who survived the huge tsunami that hit Japan in 2011.

Mrs. Fukuoka’s home and most of her neighborhood was washed away by the tsunami. Many of her neighbors died. After the disaster, Mrs. Fukuoka found meaning and hope by making jewelry from “sea glass” debris found on the beach.

Inspired by an ancient biblical prophesy that The Creator God would “give beauty instead of ashes” the theme of Finding Beauty in the Rubble relates to the 2 Criminals story.

I’m deeply grateful to the many people who were part of making this project happen.

We could not have created this film without the help of many supporters including those who backed the project on Kickstarter. Thanks so much!

Mika Takana introduced us to Mrs. Fukuoka and helped with production. And, the core 2 Criminals film crew — Matthew T. Burns, Atsuko Tateishi, Todd Fong, Andrew Benton, Esther Yomoah, and Nancy Nethercott — were a joy to work with and did fabulous work.

With Gratitude,
Paul Nethercott, Producer


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