A family move from Tokyo to Chicago, Illinois in January of this year has precipitated many changes. Soon after our move I realized that I have the opportunity to build something new. One of those golden opportunities to restart, to build a new initiative that will impact many in a positive way. I’ve invited a number of key leaders and friends to give me input. I’m very excited about the new direction.
Seizing new opportunities requires that I let go of many things I’ve held dear. JapanCAN is one of them. I will not shut down JapanCAN.com. However, from this week I will be posting periodically rather than weekly. When I’m ready to announce the new globally-focused media initiative, I will post about it on JapanCAN.
Thanks for reading this blog. I appreciate each person who is part of this journey. Thanks for caring about Japan!
On another note, I am very pleased to announce that Finding Beauty in the Rubble has been accepted by 3 strong film festivals — Justice Film Festival (Chicago), Accolade Global Film Competition (online), and New Media Film Festival (Los Angeles).
At 1:00 PM on Sunday, June 7, 2015 Finding Beauty will screen at the Justice Festival in Chicago. I (Paul Nethercott) will be there.
On Tuesday, June 9 Finding Beauty will screen during the 6:00 PM Pre-Fest at the New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles. I will be in L. A. for this screening and a number of other meetings.
If you are in the Chicago area or in L. A. please reach out to me. I would love to see you.
We have submitted the film to a number of other film festivals, most of them are international ones. My desire is that this little film will bring hope and healing to many people around the world. Please pray that we will have many opportunities to screen Finding Beauty in the Rubble.
Thanks for your support. We could not have made this film without you.
Warmly, Paul Nethercott, Missionary Filmmaker with TEAM