The Heart of Nuba is a 2016, winner of the most impactful documentary film at the Hollywood Film Festival 2017, is a documentary film about the American doctor Tom Catena, who selflessly and courageously serves the needs of forgotten people, while the region is bombed relentlessly by an indicted war criminal, Omar Al-Bashir. Two things remain constant: Dr. Tom's faith and his enduring love for the Nuba people.
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 Omar al-Bashir, a dictator 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.
‘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.’ Los Angeles Times
‘The Heart of Nuba delivers a moving but thankfully not overly sentimental portrait of this admirable figure.’ Hollywood Reporter
‘The film is worth seeing because it's a moving and remarkable story and it represents a great cause.’ New York Times
Hollywood Film Festival 2017, Most Impactful Documentary Feature
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