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.
Katrina Carlson has always been a front-line supporter of Dr. Tom and The Heart of Nuba, writing and performing "Bloom," the original song for the film, and traveling across the globe to perform at special screenings. So we are excited to announce the...
On March 27, 2018, Ishay Sesay of CNNi did a riveting 20 minute segment wtih Kenneth A. Carlson and Dr. Tom Catena about The Heart of Nuba. Carlson and Catena both talk about their aspirations for the Nuba people, which included al-Bashir being brought to...
Dr. Tom Catena has been honored with a top medical missionary award, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Catena will be presented with the Gerson L'Chaim Prize for Outstanding Christian Medical Missionary Service at an awards ceremony in New York City, April...
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!