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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Alain en Daphrose Gauthier
Alain en Daphrose Gauthier
By: VJ Movement
Couple Pursue Rwandan War Suspects in France Using information from Interpol, a French couple search for Rwandan genocide suspects. Their goal: justice for the 800.000 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.
 

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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) Kees Broere, Petra de Koning, VJ Movement, Jeroen Akkermans, Rop Zoutberg, Steven Adolf
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Colophon Initiative: Bas Mesters
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