Thu 28 March 2024

Stichting Vluchteling presents: Green Border

Prior to the screening of Green Border, moderator Bahram Sadeghi will talk with Tineke Ceelen, director of Stichting Vluchteling and Oliwia Hurley, who works on the Polish border supporting refugees there. 

Oliwia Hurley lives in a small village a few kilometers from the Polish-Belarusian border. During the humanitarian crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border in September 2021, Oliwia decided to volunteer to provide basic humanitarian aid to people trying to survive in the Białowieża jungle. In the following year, an umbrella organization Grupa Granica and a few small NGOs were created from these civilian volunteer movements to professionalize the efforts of the volunteers. Oliwia has been part of the Egala Association since January 2023 and has been a member of the board since September 2023. She takes care of logistics and supplies for all NGOs on the Polish-Belarusian border.

Tineke Ceelen has worked in humanitarian aid since 1993; for the past two decades she has led the Refugee Foundation. She travels all over the world, because as director of Stichting Vluchteling she wants to see the problems with her own eyes. With her media appearances, she gives victims of many crises a face and brings their story into the limelight in the Netherlands.

Bahram Sadeghi (1967, Iran) works as a freelance director and presenter. Sadeghi also writes for several national magazines and organizes debates. Sadeghi has no hobbies.

Language: English


Tineke Ceelen


Oliwia Hurley


Bahram Sadeghi