The Film That Became a Movement

“…a moving and remarkable story”
New York Times
“…gripping, inspiring documentary.”
Los Angeles Times
“……as inspiring as it gets.”
Hollywood Reporter
“…praiseworthy, almost Nobel Prize praiseworthy.”
Film Week, NPR

Saving Lives in Sudan

When President Omar Al-Bashir ordered the relentless bombing of the citizens of his own country in the Nuba mountains of Sudan, Dr. Tom Catena was on the ground, one doctor serving 700,000 patients. When a ceasefire was agreed to and the bombing stopped, Dr. Tom stayed, to serve the people who have put their faith and their hope in him.

Telling the Story

A college friend of Dr. Tom’s, filmmaker Kenneth A. Carlson navigated armed militia in Sudan to tell the story. Internationally acclaimed and award-winning, The Heart of Nuba, is now available through Hulu, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Sony, Xbox and in public libraries via Hoopla. It has raised more than $600,000 for medicine, vaccinations, supplies and crucial training of Sudanese staff to support Dr. Tom’s critical, life-saving work. 

Recent News:

Sudanese rebels and government enter final phase of talks

Sudanese rebels and government enter final phase of talks

The Sudanese government and a coalition of rebel groups on Thursday entered into a final phase of peace talks, which will centre on the creation of a unified Sudanese army. Mediators described the discussions as the "most important" component of the Sudan peace...

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Reflections on an Earlier Interview

Reflections on an Earlier Interview

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...

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Special Screening of The Heart of Nuba in Yerevan, Armenia

Special Screening of The Heart of Nuba in Yerevan, Armenia

The Heart of Nuba screened at the 2019 Impact Humanity Television and Film Festival in Yerevan, Armenia in October. The film festival is produced under the umbrella of the Aurora Foundation.  The Heart of Nuba received a ten minute standing ovation,...

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Nicholas Kristof: These Are Stories That Still Touch Me

Nicholas Kristof: These Are Stories That Still Touch Me

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof travels around the U.S. and the world, shedding light on crises and unsung heroes. After 35 years at the Times, he compiled some of the work that is still particularly meaningful to him. Amid touching stories of...

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News from Sudan:

Sudanese rebels and government enter final phase of talks

Sudanese rebels and government enter final phase of talks

The Sudanese government and a coalition of rebel groups on Thursday entered into a final phase of peace talks, which will centre on the creation of a unified Sudanese army. Mediators described the discussions as the "most important" component of the Sudan peace...

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The Kind of Day We Have All Been Waiting For

The Kind of Day We Have All Been Waiting For

Ryan Boyette has dedicated his life to reporting on and providing assistance to the people of the Nuba mountains. He recently shared an event on his Facebook page that marked a moment in history for the people of Nuba: "A historic day in #Sudan . This...

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Al-Bashir May Be Extradited to International Criminal Court

Al-Bashir May Be Extradited to International Criminal Court

If you have been following the news on Sudan, you may know of an exciting recent development -- a member of Sudan's ruling council stated recently that the council had reached an agreement “to hand over those facing arrest from the International Criminal...

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