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timothy wolferTimothy Wolfer
is an Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker who is constantly learning and communicating issues of humanitarian aid, international development and human rights.

Wolfer's Passion for this work began in High school after traveling to New Orleans to film post- Katrina recovery efforts. His passion continued to grow as he established Wolfer Productions and continued producing films in places like Mozambique, Uganda, and Bangladesh. The January 12, 2010, earthquake outside Porta-au-Prince, Haiti, inspired Wolfer to film the struggles of the local Maison des Enfants de Dieu orphanage. Hitchhiking into Port-au-Prince, and living solely off of what he could carry in his backpack, Wolfer documented the struggle and ultimate evacuation of 130 orphans from Haiti and their eventual resettlement in the United States. The resulting documentary "Adopting Haiti" was released January 2011 on Hulu.com and has been screened at film festivals and humanitarian events around the world. The film garnered attention on CNN.com and went on to win the San Diego IndieFest "Best Documentary."

Wolfer did his film training at Pacific Union College in the Napa Valley and interned for Francis Ford Coppola's company, American Zoetrope.

More recently Wolfer, through Wolfer Productions, co-produced with the Hospice Foundation a documentary on children caring for parents with terminal HIV. Filming in east Africa, the film explores the impact parent's disease has on the children. He produces the Emmy Award Winning show Big Questions for Chicago Public Broadcasting, a show that explores systemic issues associated with world poverty.

Known for telling compelling stories, his commercial work has taken him to the post-typhoon Yolanda Philippines as well as to Internally Displaced Person camps in South Sudan for the International Organization for Migrations. Wolfer continues to seek out opportunities to collaborate on stories that inspire and make a difference.

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Marloes Viet 
is a graduate in International Communication and has worked as a Communication Advisor for the University of Groningen from 2011 till 2016. She got involved with IHSA during the 2013 third World Conference on Humanitarian Studies in Istanbul, where she was asked to take on the event management for the conference. Being a part of this event sparked her interest in the field of humanitarianism and in 2014 she started a course in International Humanitarianism at Cornell University. As of 2017 she works as the Communication Advisor at IHSA.

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