JUNE 2018 BULLETIN
NEWS ON THE HEART OF NUBA FILM AND SOCIAL IMPACT CAMPAIGN
The big news is The Heart of Nuba will be available on Hulu shortly! The film is coming to a television, computer, tablet or phone near you on July 7 – just a little over a week away. Schedule your viewing party now!
If you don’t have Hulu it is available on a free trial for 30 days. This might be the right time to try it out.
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof sends out a weekly email to his readers. This week he gave a great shout out to Dr. Tom and his supporters. A sincere thanks to Mr. Walker and to the many who have donated to keep Mother of Mercy Hospital. You are helping to save lives.
“Further proof that although I may not have the best columns, I have the best readers: One reader, Telford Walker of California, just sent in a $200,000 donation to a hospital in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan run by Dr. Tom Catena. I wrote about the amazing ‘Dr. Tom’ a few years ago (in a column with a headline quoting a patient: ‘He’s Jesus Christ’), prompting more than $1 million in donations from readers (the best vehicle for supporting him is www.amhf.us). There’s also a great film about his work called ‘Heart of Nuba.’ Thanks to all the readers who over the years have donated so much time and money to the causes I’ve written about.”
Thank you to the Africa Mission Healthcare Foundation and everyone who donated money so that a new generator could be delivered to the hospital!
CATHOLIC MEDICAL MISSION BOARD’S TRIP TO SUDAN
In June, Laura Manni and the CMMB team visited Mother of Mercy Hospital to deliver supplies and meet with Dr. Tom and his staff. Watch the interview here https://cmmb.org/volunteer-blog/dr-tom-interview/.
Dr. Tom Catena, 2017 recipient of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, was in Armenia this month to present the award to the 2018 recipient Kyaw Hla Aung, an esteemed lawyer and activist for the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Watch the ceremony here: https://youtu.be/t6fCuuhymmM.
To honor Dr. Tom as the 2017 recipient, a commemorative stamp was issued in Armenia. Read more here https://auroraprize.com/en/aurora/detail/13134/tom-catena-visit-armenia.
ACT FOR SUDAN’S LETTER TO SECRETARY POMPEO
On June 13th, 84 groups and activists of the Act for Sudan Coalition signed a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo encouraging a “fresh, clear-eyed look at U.S. policy on Sudan” and actions to bring about a “long overdue and real transformation”.
Show your support and Tweet @SecPompeo here: https://iactivism.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e6b0aa5ff6e7e3580a9a6dede&id=0536744105&e=5f5efa1296.
Read the letter here: https://actforsudan.org/2018/06/13/letter-secretary-pompeo-sudan-policy/.
If you are interested in bringing The Heart of Nuba to your community, school or place of worship please visit https://www.tugg.com/titles/the-heart-of-nuba to arrange a screening through Tugg.
REVIEWS: THE HEART OF NUBA
|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
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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