What they are saying about The Heart of Nuba.
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...
In addition to caring for the people of the Nuba Mountains, this year, as the Aurora Prize Initiative Chair, Dr. Tom has been traveling and speaking about the Mother of Mercy Hospital and the Aurora Prize, conveying what the prize meant to him, and...
Dr. Tom Catena, Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Chair and 2017 Aurora Prize Laureate, will participate as speaker at the 2019 World Health Summit to take place on October 27 to 29, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Dr. Catena will join leading healthcare experts and...
The Voice of America has included three excellent segments on The Heart of Nuba in their international coverage in late October and November. Voice of America provides trusted and objective news and information in 45 languages to a measured weekly audience...
Mark Leon Goldberg interviews Dr. Tom in Yerevan, Armenia where he was on hand to participate in events around the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. Goldberg says "This is a powerful conversation with a true humanitarian who has saved countless lives in...
“…praiseworthy, almost Nobel Prize praiseworthy.”
“gripping, inspiring documentary.”
What it’s like being the only doctor in war-torn Sudan’s Nuba Mountains
‘Heart of Nuba’ Tells of Catholic Doctor’s Service and Selflessness
“Catena’s respect for the dignity of the Nuba people is profound.”
“…a moving and remarkable story.”
‘Saints Don’t Always Look the Way You’d Expect’
“If I Leave, People Will Die”
“Not every deserving person can win the Nobel Peace Prize…It seems the least society can do to honor them and shine a light on their good deeds is produce a good documentary about them.”
Dealing with life and death in southern Sudan
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 NUBA
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The Heart of Nuba – Authentically Lived Christianity
Living and filming in such conditions were routinely fraught with peril for Carlson and his small production crew.
An interview with Producer/Director Kenneth A. Carlson
Interview with Deborah Kobylt
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...
“Never did I think… that he’d have the wherewithal to grab the camera out of his desk drawer when he heard incoming Sukhois and shoot some of the most harrowing footage of the film!”
“They had never seen a sponge, much less a syringe. Now there are 200 people on staff, almost all Nuban.”
“The closest I have come to meeting a saint.”
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof in an op-ed on November 14, 2015: "Dr. Tom, as he is known, battles leprosy, delivers babies and amputates arms of kids hit by shrapnel. He pulls maggots out of burn wounds and struggles to get United...
The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof travels to the Nuba Mountains.