Oleg Kashin is the activist portrayed in the documentary Putin's Kiss, about the dilemma facing Russian student Marsha. She belongs to Nashi, the patriotic youth movement in Russia, but liberal activist and blogger Oleg shakes her unswerving faith in the movement.
The South African Mnikelo Ndabankulu is portrayed in the film Dear Mandela, about the informal settlements around Kennedy Road, one of the many slums that the government plans to clear out and destroy.
Journalists in Sri Lanka risk life and limb to practice their profession. Lasantha Wickrematunge was one of these champions. As a lawyer and journalist, his wife Sonali Samarasinghe Wickrematunge worked closely with him. She is portrayed in the film Silenced Voices.
Lilia Weslaty is the portrayed activist from the film Zero Silence. Between November 2009 and June 2011, three filmmakers followed several young Arabs in their struggle for freedom of expression and democracy in Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon. They broke the silence and pursued peace through text, music, photography and film.