Release Date: April 6th, 2018
Not Yet Rated |1 hr 25 minPlot Summary
American doctor Tom Catena dedicates his life to treating patients in the Nuba Mountains of war-torn Sudan.
Cast: Tom Catena
Director: Kenneth A. Carlson
Sure, an uplifting film like The Heart of Nuba plays like hagiography, but you’re hard-pressed to find complaints about this saintly, sometimes profane surgeon and healer. Unless you want to interview al-Bashir for your film. show more
If Catena has any faults, they're not on display in this documentary. But it hardly matters, considering the importance of the work that he's done and continues to do. show more
Producer-director Kenneth A. Carlson (a teammate of Catena's at Brown) absorbingly, unfussily captures Catena's daily challenges and feats while also painting a vivid, often heartbreaking portrait of a forgotten people trapped in an underreported sociopolitical nightmare. show more