Boston Globe: Dealing with life and death in southern Sudan

Boston Globe: Dealing with life and death in southern Sudan

The conflict and atrocities in Sudan’s Darfur region seized the world’s attention about 10 years ago, but since then other wars have taken its place. Nonetheless, the bloodshed continues as the Sudanese Omar al-Bashir has attacked the people of the disputed Nuba...

Video: iHeart radio: Interview with Deborah Kobylt

Filmmaker Ken Carlson and human rights activist Bonnie Abaunza joined “Whats Up with Deborah Kobylt” today, Thursday February 9, 2017 to talk about The Heart of Nuba and the extraordinary Dr. Tom Catena, the only doctor in the entire Nuba Mountains region...
ICN Film Feature: The Heart of Nuba

ICN Film Feature: The Heart of Nuba

 At six o’clock each morning an American doctor makes his way through the dark to a simple chapel where he spends half an hour, rosary in hand, enlisting God’s support for the day ahead. He is Dr Tom Catena, and he is the only surgeon in the only hospital...
Brown Alumni Magazine: A Life In War

Brown Alumni Magazine: A Life In War

A Life In War By Beena Sarwar ’86 Filmmaker Ken Carlson ’86, who has produced such television shows as America’s Most Wanted and Lost, stepped into a different world with a documentary about his classmate Tom Catena ’86, a doctor based at a remote hospital in...
The Doctor – Atavist Magazine

The Doctor – Atavist Magazine

“Catena started Mother of Mercy with a small group of foreigners. He took on Nuban employees gradually. “There was nobody who could do anything,” he said. The war had closed most schools, and many of the local hires had no formal education. Others had grown up...
Maria Shriver – A Calling: Do You Have One?

Maria Shriver – A Calling: Do You Have One?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Nearly a year ago, filmmaker Ken Carlson showed Maria Shriver some of the footage he shot in Sudan’s mountains of Nuba, and he talked with her about his college classmate Dr. Tom Catena, who has dedicated his life to providing...