MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THE NUBA PEOPLEDonate to the Mother of Mercy Hospital
“…a MOVING and REMARKABLE story.”
New York Times
“As INSPIRING as it gets.”
The Hollywood Reporter
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
Not only has he brought care to this part of the world, he has brought hope. Listen to Producer/Director Kenneth A. Carlson talk to Frank Gaffney's Secure Freedom Radio program. An eight minute segment covering the conflict in Sudan, tom's work, and his...
A moving view of The Heart of Nuba through the eyes of the Director/Producer, Kenneth A. Carlson: read article
What the documentary crew does is praiseworthy, almost Nobel Prize praiseworthy. They go right into the middle of a war zone. FilmWeek on AirTalk (NPR) , hosted by Larry Mantle. April 20, 2018 [LARRY] The documentary The Heart of Nuba goes to Sudan to the...
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...
In 2014, the Mother of Mercy hospital where Tom Catena works was bombed twice. “It wasn’t a mistake,” he told Global Citizen. “There is nothing else out here, no military target or anything else out here near us. They didn’t miss a barrack or an artillery...
"If I can go to my grave -- despite all my limitations, my faults, everything else -- if I can say, 'You know what? I think I did God's work.' I think I would die a happy man," he said. "That's my goal." A moving and inspiring piece on ABC...
In the new documentary, “The Heart of Nuba,” an inspiring true story is told about Dr. Tom Catena, an American physician at Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. There, the film’s producers say, Dr. Catena has “selflessly and...
Sr. Rose of National Catholic Reporter: ‘Catena’s respect for the dignity of the Nuba people is profound.’
The Heart of Nuba is remarkable, to me, for Carlson's ability to show how a Catholic layman lives his faith in a world of conflict with almost no humanitarian aid and is able to support his team's efforts to help the sick, wounded and dying. Catena sleeps...
"...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...
HAPPENING IN SUDAN
The most important news source giving voice to the people of Darfur is Radio Dabanga, which is now facing acute budgetary strain. We encourage any and all to think about the implications of their no longer being able to broadcast and...read more
In October 2017, the United States, citing progress in five key areas made by the Sudanese government, permanently lifted sanctions 20 years of sanctions against the country. In January and February, 2018, the US Institute of Peace (usip.org)in Washington...read more
Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 9th at 1:30 p.m. EDT, John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project and Co-Founder of The Sentry, will be testifying in the U.S. Congress before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and...read more
The South Kordofan and the Blue Nile regions in the Southern part of Sudan are engaged in an ongoing armed conflict in the Sudanese southern states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile between the Army of Sudan (SAF) and Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North...read more
Our partners for the Los Angeles premiere of The Heart of Nuba have produced a four-minute video with highlights from the event, including the Q&A with host Nzinga Blake, Director/Producer Kenneth A. Carlson and African diplomat Cecil Blake, audience...read more
The Heart of Nuba opened in Scottsdale, AZ tonight at the Harkins Shea 14 Theater. Director/Producer Kenneth A. Carlson held a Q&A with the audience following the screening.read more
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.read more
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...read more
MEET TOM CETENA
Dr. Tom Catena, Laureate of the Aurora Prize 2017, was in Yerevan today and visited the Armenian genocide memorial. Visibly moved by the memorial, the urged us, "Don’t let the idea of genocide die out as this is something which can never happen again, this...read more
Haypost, Armenia’s national postal operator, will issue a new international postage stamp in June, in cooperation with the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative. Tom Catena, a Catholic missionary from Amsterdam, New York, was named as Aurora Prize Laureate on May...read more
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...read more
Countries that should be at the forefront of trying to prevent catastrophes are turning a blind eye My heart sank last week when President Trump announced proposed cuts in the diplomatic and foreign aid budget. The budget suggests cuts in aid to...read more