ABRAMORAMA PICKS UP THE HEART OF NUBA
FOR NATIONWIDE THEATRICAL RELEASE IN APRIL
Kenneth A. Carlson’s award-winning documentary showcases Dr. Tom Catena and his work as the sole doctor at the Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan
New York, NY / London, England – March 6, 2018 – Abramorama and Kew Media International announced today they will release Kenneth A. Carlson’s award-winning documentary THE HEART OF NUBA at the Village East Cinemas in NYC on Friday, April 6, 2018, and additional markets beginning April 13th. An incredibly moving and powerful film, THE HEART OF NUBA documents the extraordinary work of Dr. Tom Catena, an American living in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan and serving as the sole physician at the Mother of Mercy Hospital.
As the only surgeon within 200 miles, ‘Dr. Tom’ and a small Sudanese staff treat as many as 400 patients a day at Mother of Mercy Hospital, located in the heart of the Nuba Mountains. The region is the latest target of aerial bombardment by the Sudanese government, ordered by President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity and war crimes. Living under the constant shadow of bombers overhead, Dr. Tom and his staff defy Bashir’s ban on humanitarian aid, work tirelessly to save the lives of the Nuba people, and bring hope to one million people who would be otherwise forgotten.
Abramorama CEO/President Richard Abramowitz stated, “We’re proud to bring Ken’s beautiful film to audiences across the country. Dr. Tom is a living example of selfless devotion to others, a model of commitment we would all do well to emulate.”
THE HEART OF NUBA was named the first recipient of the Catholics in Media Associates (CIMA) Social Justice Award and was also awarded the “Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking” at the 2017 Beloit International Film Festival, Best Documentary Feature at the 2017 Love International Film Festival and REMI winner at the 50th Annual Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival in 2017.
Abramorama’s other documentary releases have included Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos’ Bending The Arc; Kim Snyder’s Newtown; Civia Tamarkin’s Birthright: A War Story; Mari-Lynn Evans and Jordan Freeman’s Blood on The Mountain; Dawn Porter’s Trapped; Ron Howard’s Grammy Award®-winning The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years; Brett Morgen and National Geographic’s Jane, Showtime’s National Board of Review winner Listen to Me Marlon and Draft House Releasing’s 2016 Documentary Academy Award-nominee and IDA Best Documentary Winner The Look of Silence.
THE HEART OF NUBA is produced by Kenneth A. Carlson and Jeff Werner and executive produced by Maria Shriver.
For additional information, please visit www.theheartofnuba.com
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