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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Lu Jianfu
Lu Jianfu
By: Remko Tanis
Fighting the Dragon Lu Jianfu uses his camera to fight abuse of power by Chinese officials. He meets anger and aggression - but also success.
 
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.
 

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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) David Jan Godfroid, Koert Lindijer, Bas Mesters, Bram Posthumus, Jeroen Akkermans, Jessica Maas
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Colophon Initiative: Bas Mesters
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