We are proud to be a partner of The Heart of Nuba (visit our page dedicated to the movie here) and we regularly keep you updated with their latest news and actions as we know many of you are interested in the work of Dr Tom Catena and support him.
In their November 2018 Bulletin, The Heart of Nuba provides great news on the film and social impact campaign. Last month they announced the documentary on Dr Tom Catena by Kenneth A. Carlson made it to the list of films that have qualified and have been made available to Oscar doc-branch voters:
In their bulletin, they confirmed the film has qualified for the Academy Awards in the Best Documentary Feature category this year. But it’s not this only Oscar nomination this year: ‘Bloom‘, a song written by Katrina Carlson and Dave Darling for The Heart of Nuba, has qualified as well for the Academy Awards in the Music (Original Song) category. You can enjoy the music video performed by Katrina Carlson below:
Another award nomination: Director and Producer of The Heart of Nuba, Kenneth A. Carlson, is a finalist in the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards for his article published on Truthdig.com: ‘Finding Calcutta in the Heart of Nuba‘.
The National Entertainment Journalism Awards were founded in 2008 and recognize the finest work from U.S.-based entertainment reporters and editors in theater and film, and television critics in all media. Nominees are selected from journalists covering arts and entertainment. The awards will be presented at the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 2 at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Carol Burnett will also be honored with the Legend Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Earlier this month, Dr. Tom was just awarded the 2018 Catholic Doctor of the Year Award from the Mission Doctors Association in Los Angeles.
On October 20, The Heart of Nuba was screened at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Dr. Tom Catena’s wife, Nasima, joined the screening and met those in attendance:
If you couldn't attend the screening of @TheHeartofNuba Film at #Washington National Cathedral in D.C. last Saturday, here are some photos of the event with Director Kenneth A. Carlson, #DrTom Catena's wife Nisima and Katrina Carlson! https://t.co/jWMI7ZtF9W
— MagkaSama Project (@MagkaSama) October 23, 2018
Note that Princeton University’s Center for Health and Wellbeing, in collaboration with CMMB (Catholic Medical Mission Board), is hosting a screening of The Heart of Nuba on November 28. To attend the event, please visit this page.
Last but not least: electronic gift cards are available for gift giving this year. Each card ($25, $50, $100, $500, $1000) provides for critical medical supplies and training of staff for Dr. Tom Catena’s Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. 100% of the donations received go directly to the hospital.
Every year during the holidays, we wish for peace on Earth and goodwill to all men and women. This year, you have the opportunity to help make those wishes a reality, by saving lives in an area wracked by conflict. Please help bring life and health to a suffering people.
You can browse gift cards here.
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