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“…a MOVING and REMARKABLE story.”
New York Times
“As INSPIRING as it gets.”
The Hollywood Reporter
Isha Sesay, CNN
“An EXCELLENT documentary…nothing less than pure inspiration.” Lavanya, Red Carpet Crash
“AMAZING! An inspiring look at a great man.”
Jeffrey Lyons, Lyons Den Radio
“An UPLIFTING film.”
Roger Moore, McClatchey News Tribune
The Bottom Line: As inspiring as it gets Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter ...Saints don't always look the way you'd expect. Case in point: Dr. Tom Catena, the subject of Kenneth A. Carlson's documentary. Serving as the only doctor for nearly one...
On March 27 CNN International ran an outstanding segment on Dr. Tom Catena and The Heart of Nuba. Anchor Isha Sesay interviewed Director Kenneth A. Carlson, as well as Dr. Tom, on Skype from the middle of the Nuba Mountains. Also participating...
"Not every deserving person can win the Nobel Peace Prize. "There are other, lesser forms of “laureate,” for instance the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. "But even had Dr. Tom Catena not won that, it seems the least society can do to...
The conflict and atrocities in Sudan’s Darfur region seized the world’s attention about 10 years ago, but since then other wars have taken its place. Nonetheless, the bloodshed continues as the Sudanese Omar al-Bashir has attacked the people of...
The Lyons Den Radio show on 91.5 FM radio in Las Vegas, Nevada, aired a review of The Heart of Nuba for its listeners. To hear click on the audio file below: THE HEART OF...
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Horror of Greed Did you know there is an ongoing genocide perpetrated by President Omar Al-Bashir upon the mountain people of southeastern Sudan? This relatively unreported atrocity persists for the 1 million residents of the Nuba Mountains....
Playing football at Brown taught filmmaker how to lead For Ken Carlson, the journey to an award-winning career making films began on the gridiron playing defense in high school. Carlson grew up a small town in north central Ohio. The son of a minister father and a...
The conflict and atrocities in Sudan’s Darfur region seized the world’s attention about 10 years ago, but since then other wars have taken its place. Nonetheless, the bloodshed continues as the Sudanese Omar al-Bashir has attacked the people of the disputed Nuba...
HAPPENING IN SUDAN
Protests over rising bread prices broke out across Sudan on Sunday, leading to the death of a student and the arrest of a prominent opposition leader as authorities confiscated newspapers and looked to clamp down on growing unrest. The demonstrations...read more
By Tom Catena On most days, I don’t feel as though the daily debates or the deadlines set in Washington affect me much. Who’s up and who’s down, and who tweeted what at whom, just aren’t on my radar. But July 12 — the day by which the United States must decide...read more
George Clooney and John Prendergast Jul 06, 2017 Clooney and Prendergast are co-founders of The Sentry Earlier this summer, K Street law and lobbying firm Squire Patton Boggs inked a contract with the Sudanese government aimed at removing U.S. sanctions on that...read more
Enough Project has issued a new report entitled "Sudan’s Deep State: How Insiders Violently Privatized Sudan’s Wealth, and How to Respond." Sudan's government, it says, "is a violent kleptocracy, a system of misrule characterized by state capture and...read more
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...read more
On March 26 one of The Heart of Nuba's strongest partners, the Catholic Medical Mission Board, hosted an exclusive premiere of The Heart of Nuba in New York, at the Village East Cinema. On March 26 the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) hosted the...read more
We are pleased to announced that The Heart of Nuba is being released theatrically on April 6, 2018. It will be released in New York with more to follow. Check back on web site for information or join our mailing list to stay updated.read more
At six o'clock each morning an American doctor makes his way through the dark to a simple chapel where he spends half an hour, rosary in hand, enlisting God's support for the day ahead. He is Dr Tom Catena, and he is the only surgeon in the only hospital serving a...read more
MEET TOM CETENA
CARING FOR THOUSANDS IN A FORGOTTEN WAR As the sole doctor permanently based in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, home to 750,000 people, Dr. Tom Catena has worked around the clock to care for the citizens of this war-torn area. Amid ongoing civil war between the...read more
Dr. Tom was chosen by Maria Shriver as this week's Architect of Change, which profiles leaders who inspire others to make a difference. In the interview, Dr. Tom speaks about the experience of living through constant bombings. "Our lives were unimportant and the...read more
A Life In War By Beena Sarwar '86 Filmmaker Ken Carlson ’86, who has produced such television shows as America’s Most Wanted and Lost, stepped into a different world with a documentary about his classmate Tom Catena ’86, a doctor based at a remote hospital in war-torn...read more
To see Dr. Tom Catena, many of his patients travel for days on foot, in carts, or often cradled in their mother’s arms. Welcome to the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, where the government attacks defenseless men, women, and children with supersonic bombers, and it doesn’t...read more