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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.
 
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.
 
Irshad Manji
Irshad Manji
By: Diederik van Hoogstraten
Happy Warrior for New Islam A big heart, a sharp mind, a loud mouth and uncovered hair: the Muslim intellectual in New York inspires readers everywhere.
 
Normawati
Normawati
By: Elske Schouten
A Mother to Abused Maids Thousands of abused women call her 'mother'. Normawati fights for migrant workers. She’s threatened by labour brokers, but threatens right back.
 
Melita Gardner
Melita Gardner
By: Bram Posthumus
Never Give Up – Always Look for Peace Melita Gardner lost a lot during the war in Liberia, but not her sense of humor and courage. She's both father and mother to her slowly recovering city.
 
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.
 
Xhabir Derala
Xhabir Derala
By: David Jan Godfroid
Beacon in the Balkans Corrupt and divided along ethnic lines, Macedonia is a tiny land with huge problems. But Xabir Derala is a symbol of the region's promise.
 
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.
 
Chen Si
Chen Si
By: Remko Tanis
Suicide Angel on a Scooter Every two minutes someone in China commits suicide. Patrolling the Nanjing bridge on his scooter, Chen Si tries to rescue those who want to jump.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 

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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) VJ Movement, Bas Mesters, Remko Tanis, Guus Valk, Diederik van Hoogstraten, VJ Movement
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Colophon Initiative: Bas Mesters
Website: Bitman
Design: MV
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