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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 

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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) Elske Schouten, Yolanda Bobeldijk, Bram Posthumus, Kees Broere, Remko Tanis, Frank Renout
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Colophon Initiative: Bas Mesters
Website: Bitman
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