Press

What they are saying about The Heart of Nuba.

Roger’s Movie Nation

  "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...

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Lyon’s Den Review

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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Cheddar Interview with Director Kenneth A. Carlson

Cheddar is a "live and on demand video news network focused on covering the most innovative products, technologies, and services transforming our lives".  Broadcast daily from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, with exclusive CEO and...

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NCAA: Ken Carlson–Goals, gumption and grit

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...

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Video: iHeart radio: Interview with Deborah Kobylt

Filmmaker Ken Carlson and human rights activist Bonnie Abaunza joined "Whats Up with Deborah Kobylt" today, Thursday February 9, 2017 to talk about The Heart of Nuba and the extraordinary Dr. Tom Catena, the only doctor in the entire Nuba Mountains region of...

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ICN Film Feature: The Heart of Nuba

 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...

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Brown Alumni Magazine: A Life In War

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...

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The Doctor – Atavist Magazine

"Catena started Mother of Mercy with a small group of foreigners. He took on Nuban employees gradually. “There was nobody who could do anything,” he said. The war had closed most schools, and many of the local hires had no formal education. Others had grown up in...

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Maria Shriver – A Calling: Do You Have One?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Nearly a year ago, filmmaker Ken Carlson showed Maria Shriver some of the footage he shot in Sudan's mountains of Nuba, and he talked with her about his college classmate Dr. Tom Catena, who has dedicated his life to providing...

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“The closest I have come to meeting a saint.”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dr. Tom Catena, the subject of director Ken Carlson's documentary "The Heart of Nuba" was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the April 16, 2015 issue, Andrew Berends wrote: "Meeting Tom Catena is the closest...

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“He’s Jesus Christ!”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]"IN THE NUBA MOUNTAINS, Sudan — IF you subscribe to the caricature of devout religious believers as mostly sanctimonious hypocrites, the kind who rake in cash and care about human life only when it is unborn, come visit the doctor...

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