“What the documentary crew does is praiseworthy, almost Nobel Prize praiseworthy. They go right into the middle of a war zone.”
Film Week, NPR April 20, 2018
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.