• The Heart of Nuba (2018)

The Heart of Nuba

Release Date: April 6th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 25 min

Plot 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

Genres: Documentary

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger MooreMovie Nation

    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

  • 70
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 80
    Gary GoldsteinLos Angeles Times

    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

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