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About One11
About One11
By: Bas Mesters
A Gift In a post 9/11 world, One11 asks What Now? And looks for answers to people who refuse to be cynical, and who struggle to make a difference.
 
Gorki
Gorki
By: Robert-Jan Friele
Rebel with a Cause An early love of rock music led to Gorki’s first arrest. And his determination to pursue artistic freedom has meant a life of conflict with Cuba’s Communist regime.
 
Atia Yahya
Atia Yahya
By: Ilona Eveleens
Africa Can Help Itself A Kenyan business woman sees promise and growth where others see only misery. Her ideas have helped countless Africans.
 
Norbert Denef
Norbert Denef
By: Jeroen Akkermans
Breaking the silence on sexual abuse Serving as an altar boy, Norbert Denef was sexually abused. He now struggles for justice, but is treated as a pariah.
 
Godfrey Bulla
Godfrey Bulla
By: Koert Lindijer
Godfrey’s Long March is not yet over He saw the headless body of his dead uncle and looked lions in the eye. But Godfrey Bulla kept on searching for education, and found it.
 
Derek Derenalagi
Derek Derenalagi
By: Yolanda Bobeldijk
No Legs, but Chasing Gold Despite losing his legs in Afghanistan, former soldier Derek Derenalagi is determined to make a difference. He hopes his quest for sporting gold will inspire all who struggle with life.
 
Charles Njau
Charles Njau
By: Kees Broere
An African Middle-class Hero Charles is focused on lifting his family out of the lower middle-class. Like millions of other Africans, his life is anonymous but indispensable.
 
Pedro Nchama
Pedro Nchama
By: Rop Zoutberg
A Lieutenant Feeds the Spaniards After a career in the Spanish army, Pedro Nchama decided to set up a food bank. Without any subsidy he established a service for immigrants that now has Spanish citizens lining up too.
 
Rik Devillé
Rik Devillé
By: Petra de Koning
Advocate for the Church’s Victims While the Catholic Church hierarchy in Belgium looked away, one former priest opened his ears and his heart to sexual abuse victims.
 
Simon Pierre Bell
Simon Pierre Bell
By: Bram Posthumus
Images for Africa He has neither experience nor money, but he does have perseverance. Simon has given Africa a cinematic self-image with a festival for Cameroonian cineasts only.
 
Sayed Kashua
Sayed Kashua
By: Guus Valk
Sarcasm as a Last Resort In permanent danger, bullied Palestinian-Israeli soapwriter Sayed Kashua resolutely keeps making provocative jokes. And Israelis love him.
 
Cholita's
Cholita's
By: VJ Movement
Bolivia's Female Wrestlers take on Stereotyping Shouting, skirted cholita wrestlers are flying through the air. It's a way for these Indian women to show they are their husbands' equal.
 

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Heroes (22) Godfrey Bulla, Alain en Daphrose Gauthier, Cholita's, Norbert Denef, Simon Pierre Bell, Pedro Nchama
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Journalists (23) Bas Mesters, VJ Movement, Robert-Jan Friele, VJ Movement, Jeroen Akkermans, Guus Valk
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Colophon Initiative: Bas Mesters
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