He’s the only surgeon within 200 miles and treats as many as 400 patients per day.
In a region that is bombed relentlessly by an indicted war criminal, only two things remain constant: Dr. Tom Catena’s faith and his enduring love for people in the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan. Dr. Tom’s story — and his courage to selflessly serve the needs of a forgotten people — is revealed in the new documentary The Heart of Nuba, which screens April 27-May 3 (showtimes TBA) at Portland's Cinema 21. The film is directed by Kenneth Carlson and executive produced by Maria Shriver.
"The lives of people here matter as much as anywhere in the world. We can't lose sight of that or else we lose our humanity.” — Dr. Tom