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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

Radio Dabanga needs our support

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...

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Sudan After Sanctions

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...

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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 in Armenia, Speaks on Armenian Genocide

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...

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Dr. Tom on a Postage Stamp!

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...

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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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