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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.
 
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.
 
Rabbi Menachem Froman
Rabbi Menachem Froman
By: VJ Movement
Peace Demands Humility 'Love Thy Neighbour' is the essence of Rabbi Menachem Fromen’s faith. He lives in a Jewish settlement on the West Bank, and Palestinians are his neighbours.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Lorella Zanardo
Lorella Zanardo
By: Bas Mesters
Crushing Sexual Humiliation Girls on Italian TV: All but naked hanging from a meat hook. Lorella Zanardo loves women - but not like Silvio Berlusconi. She wants to stop their humiliation on TV.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 

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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) Remko Tanis, Jeroen Akkermans, Kees Broere, Bas Mesters, Jessica Maas, Ilona Eveleens
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Colophon Initiative: Bas Mesters
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