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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Mehdi Bigaderne
Mehdi Bigaderne
By: Frank Renout
Bringing Peace in Paris When the suburbs of Paris erupted, Mehdi Bigaderne’s old school friend was killed. But rather than join the rioters, he began to build bridges.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 

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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, VJ Movement, Steven Adolf, Bas Mesters, Diederik van Hoogstraten, Robert-Jan Friele
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Colophon Initiative: Bas Mesters
Website: Bitman
Design: MV
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