Screenings and Events

Following some very special early screenings at home and abroad, The Heart of Nuba opened across the United States. Follow as the film is recognized around the US and around the world, and read about some of our most memorable moments.

Early Screenings | Theatrical Releases | Great Moments

Early Screenings

Before the theatrical release of The Heart of Nuba in February 2018, the film was shown in private, advanced screenings to organizations who advocated on behalf of the besieged people of the Nuba mountains of Sudan. Government officials in the U.S. Congress, the U.K. Parliament, Paris City Hall, and international human rights organizations screened the film to better inform their colleagues, constituents and members about the atrocities and crimes against humanity being committed by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. The International Criminal Court indicted al-Bashir as a war criminal.

These screenings helped to re-energize the movement that, for years, had been putting pressure on President al-Bashir to stop the bombing of his own people. The coalition supporting the film used it to galvanize and mobilize its members to take numerous actions. The general public who saw the film donated over $600,000 to support Dr. Tom Catena’s work at the Mother of Mercy Hospital.

Screening: Shanghai

The Heart of Nuba screened at the Shanghai International Film Festival. The festival ran from June 17-26, 2017.

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Screening: Redding, CA

The Heart of Nuba had a special screening at the Cascade Theatre in Redding, CA. The screening also included a performance by Katrina Carlson.

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Screening: Paris City Hall

Screening was held for policymakers in the Auditorium de la Maire de Paris. Hosted by the MagkaSama Project, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch.

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Screening: US Congress

This Congressional screening was held at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center's Orientation Theater. Hosted on Capitol Hill by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission.

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Theatrical

The Heart of Nuba premiered in New York, at the Village East, on April 6, to sold out crowds. After its premiere in Los Angeles on April 20, the film opened in theaters across the U.S. See the full list here.

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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LA Premiere of The Heart of Nuba

A fantastic premiere in Los Angeles last night, to a sold out crowd. Q and A moderated by The Africa Channel's Nzinga Blake, with The Heart of Nuba director Kenneth A. Carlson, and Cecil Blake, former Cabinet Minister of Information and Broadcasting for...

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From the Nuba Mountains to the Village East

We were so excited to receive these photos this morning -- a group from the Nuba Mountains at the Village East Cinema watching The Heart of Nuba! They gave it a "thumbs up" and felt it was an important movie.

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March 26 New York Premiere

On March 26 the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) hosted the exclusive New York Premiere of The Heart of Nuba at the Village East Cinema.  Thirty one members of Tom Catena's family attended the premiere and sent special messages to Sudan from the red...

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Great Moments

These are some memorable – and impactful – moments.

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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From the Nuba Mountains to the Village East

We were so excited to receive these photos this morning -- a group from the Nuba Mountains at the Village East Cinema watching The Heart of Nuba! They gave it a "thumbs up" and felt it was an important movie.

read more