The Heart of Nuba is the story of American doctor, Dr. Tom Catena, who works in Mother of Mary Hospital in Sudan, among the Nuba Mountains. It is the only hospital for hundreds of miles, and he is the only doctor. The tagline for the film is: “One doctor. One Hospital. One million patients.”
“And yet she persisted” is a political statement in the US. It speaks to women seeking a voice to speak to power. But a woman’s persistence takes on a much deeper importance in the Tunisian film Beauty and the Dogs.