MAY 2018 BULLETIN
NEWS ON THE FILM AND SOCIAL IMPACT CAMPAIGN
“…as inspiring as it gets.”
“…praiseworthy, almost Nobel Prize praiseworthy.”
“…gripping, inspiring documentary.”
“…a moving and remarkable story.”
It’s been an amazing month for The Heart of Nuba. Our LA premiere on April 20 with partner, The Africa Channel, screened to a full house with a Q&A with Director/Producer Kenneth A. Carlson and renowned African diplomat Cecil Blake. The film also screened at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences followed by the Washington DC opening which brought out the activist community and other dignitaries. The film is now opening in theaters across the US. Read on…
LOS ANGELES PREMIERE
The Los Angeles opening of The Heart of Nuba on April 20 kicked off the film’s most successful run to date. We partnered with The Africa Channel on the premiere, which included a lively, informative Q&A with Director/Producer Kenneth A. Carlson, and Cecil Blake, African diplomat who has been a part of history making negotiations in Africa, including the negotiations that helped end the civil war in Sierra Leone.
The following nights were so well attended the theater extended the run by an additional week.
The Africa Channel has produced a four minute video with highlights of the premiere. Watch it here.
(left) Q&A at The Heart of Nuba Premiere, with The Africa Channel’s Nzinga Blake, renowned African scholar and former Sierra Leone Cabinet Minister, Dr. Cecil Blake, and Director/Producer Kenneth A. Carlson. (right) Director/Producer Kenneth A. Carlson with students from Loyola High School.
THE HEART OF NUBA SCREENS AT THE MOTION PICTURE ACADEMY
The Heart of Nuba screened at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on April 15th.
The screening was followed by a panel discussion with Patt Morrison, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist from the Los Angeles Times, Director/Producer Kenneth A. Carlson, Producer Jeff Werner, Editor Sarah Brockhoff, and Composer Randy Miller.
WASHINGTON, DC PREMIERE
The Heart of Nuba premiered on May 2nd at the Avalon Theatre in Washington, DC to more than 200 guests. Thank you to our coalition partners and Sudan activists for your support!
During his time in DC, Carlson met with Congressman Jim McGovern to discuss the situation in Sudan and the initiative to establish a humanitarian corridor.
(top left) The Avalon Theater in Washington, DC. (top right) Director/Producer Kenneth A Carlson with Tom Pritchard, Executive Director of Sudan Sunrise, with Nubans enjoying the film. (bottom left) Carlson with Nurse Margaret from Mother of Mercy Hospital (bottom right) Carlson 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.
NEW: WANT TO BRING THE HEART OF NUBA TO YOUR CITY OR SCHOOL?
One of the most common questions we receive is how fans and supporters of The Heart of Nuba can bring the film to their city or school.
We are happy to announce that an arrangement has been finalized with Tugg Edu, who will now be distributing The Heart of Nuba for one night events and educational purchases. If you’re interested in hosting a screening or fund raiser, or showing it at your school, please contact the Tugg team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll have more info and an official purchasing page up shortly!
For theatrical screenings with our distributor Abramorama, please contact Tom Hassell email@example.com.
DON’T MISS MEDIA:
|LA TIMES calls The Heart of Nuba “gripping, inspiring documentary.” read
TRUTHDIG: A moving view of The Heart of Nuba through the eyes of the Director/Producer, Kenneth A. Carlson: read
NPR’S FILM WEEK: Podcast calls the filmmaker’s worth “praiseworthy, almost Nobel Prize praiseworthy.” transcript | listen (segment on The Heart of Nuba starts at 10:46)
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Saints don’t always look the way you’d expect. read
NEW YORK TIMES: A Surgeon Performs Miracles in Sudan in The Heart of Nuba read
SISTER ROSE OF NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER: Caetena’s respect for the dignity of the Nuba people is profound. read
BOSTON GLOBE: Dealing with Life and Death in Southern Sudan. read
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We would like to thank our coalition partners for their tireless work in promoting and protecting human rights, providing humanitarian aid, and advocating for the people of Sudan.