The Film That Became a Movement
The Heart of Nuba, the story of American doctor Tom Catena selflessly serving the needs of a forgotten people, has inspired a movement to save lives.
It has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations, 100% of which have gone to medical supplies, staff training and other critical needs of “Dr. Tom’s” hospital, the Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. The popularity of the film has put pressure on Sudan’s President, convicted war criminal Omar Al-Bashir, to cease the relentless bombing of innocent men, women and children in the Nuba region.
There is more to be done. Join us now as we work to prevent the bombings from being restarted, and to get a humanitarian corridor established to the region, helping the Nuba people to heal and rebuild.
The Heart of Nuba screened at the 2019 Impact Humanity Television and Film Festival in Yerevan, Armenia in October. The film festival is produced under the umbrella of the Aurora Foundation. The Heart of Nuba received a ten minute standing ovation, and...
Steve Kettelberger, President of Blue Rock Construction in Philadelphia, and Dr. Tom first met while playing football at Brown University. In 2014, Steve joined Dr. Tom at the National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner where Dr. Tom was awarded the...
On October 2, a delegation from the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative including Dr. Tom Catena received a special blessing from His Holiness Pope Francis during their visit to the Vatican. The visit was part of a wider trip from the group to Rome, during...
Working Together to Save and Improve Lives:
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.
The $1 Million Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity was awarded tonight to Dr. Tom Catena, a Catholic missionary from Amsterdam, New York who has saved thousands of lives as the sole doctor permanently based in Sudan’s war-ravaged Nuba Mountains where humanitarian aid is restricted. The Aurora Prize, granted by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors, was announced at a ceremony in Yerevan, Armenia. He was selected as the 2017 Aurora Prize Laureate from more than 550 nominations submitted from 66 countries.
Last year’s flood destroyed the generator at Mother of Mercy Hospital. Africa Mission Healthcare, a non profit that has provided invaluable support to Dr. Tom’s hospitas and others in Africa, procured and installed a replacement generator.
The generator will top-up the solar power during the long rainy season. It will serve as a back-up for the operating theater should the solar system fail. It was supplied through the generosity of Africa Mission Healthcare donors. Thank you!