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Now you can directly support Dr. Tom Catena’s life-saving work in the Nuba mountains. Every dollar donated to Dr. Tom’s Mother of Mercy Hospital through the Take Heart Foundation goes to Dr. Tom and the Mother of Mercy hospital to buy supplies, including vaccines and syringes, to support the local school and, most importantly, to continue to train the Nuba staff and prepare surgeons to one day operate their hospital independently. You can also expand your influence even further and become a fund raiser for Dr. Tom.
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THEATRICAL OPENINGS:
THE HEART OF NUBA IS BEGINNING TO OPEN ACROSS THE US!
The Heart of Nuba opened in New York on April 6 with fantastic press, 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, positive reviews in the New York Times, Hollywood Reporter, and much more. The film opened in Los Angeles April 20 to sold out shows and an extended run. Other cities are following.  Follow our openings here as more are added, and watch for your city! 

“…a MOVING and REMARKABLE story.”
New York Times

“As INSPIRING as it gets.”
The Hollywood Reporter

“EXPLOSIVE documentary…POWERFUL.”
Isha Sesay, CNN

“An EXCELLENT documentary…nothing less than pure inspiration.” Lavanya, Red Carpet Crash

“AMAZING! An inspiring look at a great man.”
Jeffrey Lyons, Lyons Den Radio

“An UPLIFTING film.”
Roger Moore, McClatchey News Tribune

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Official Trailer: Heart of Nuba

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The Heart of Nuba on CNNi. Watch a stirring segment with Dr. Tom Catena, producer/director Kenneth A. Carlson, the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof, and others.
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ABC News/Nightline: WHAT IT’S LIKE BEING THE ONLY DOCTOR IN WAR-TORN SUDAN’S NUBA MOUNTAINS. A moving and inspiring piece on ABC News/Nightline about Dr. Tom and The Heart of Nuba. Read and watch the segment HERE.

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DR. TOM CATENA - 2017 AURORA PRIZE LAUREATE

The prestigious Aurora Prize honors Dr. Tom Catena “for rekindling faith in humanity”.

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LA Times: “gripping, inspiring documentary.”

Just in this morning from the LA Times, on the eve of our opening. "...gripping, inspiring documentary. "...The whippet-thin, formerly 245-pound college football star maintains an upbeat, can-do attitude, charming patients and villagers alike...

NY Times: …a moving and remarkable story.

"...a moving and remarkable story." One of the smarter things the director Kenneth A. Carlson does in this documentary is to open with a scene of inexplicable horror: a bombing attack on unarmed civilians in the Nuba Mountains in Sudan. The...

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HAPPENING IN SUDAN

Sudan Now a “Partner” of E.U. to Control Migration

Using extensive interviews with refugees, confidential sources in Sudan as well as reporting in Egypt and Sudan, News Deeply examines the extent to which the Sudanese government is involved in the same smuggling and trafficking networks it is being paid by...

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NYT: Sudan Jails Journalists in New Sign of Repression

New York Times: The authorities in Sudan arrested seven journalists as they covered economic protests there this week, including reporters for Reuters and Agence France-Presse, with no word on charges or when they might be released. Press advocates said...

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FILM UPDATES

Carlson Meets With Congressman McGovern

Producer/Director Kenneth A Carlson met yesterday with Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Co-Chair of Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, United States Congress, discussing the road forward for the people of Nuba.

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The Heart of Nuba Opens in DC

The Heart of Nuba opened with a splash in Washington, D.C. last night, with more than 200 people attending. We were particularly happy to see and meet some of our incredible NGO partners who are working so hard in Washington on behalf of the people of...

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MEET TOM CETENA

DR. TOM CATENA – 2017 AURORA PRIZE LAUREATE

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative honors esteemed Catholic Missionary physician in war-torn Sudan for rekindling faith in humanity. The $1 Million Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity was awarded tonight to Dr. Tom Catena, a Catholic missionary from...

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Tom Catena in Time Mag: Aid Must Go Where It Is Most Needed

Dr. Tom Catena is a surgeon and Catholic missionary who for many years was the only doctor permanently based in Sudan’s war-torn Nuba Mountains. He is one of five finalists for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, which is awarded annually in Yerevan,...

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