Ai Weiwei

The Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is portrayed in the documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. The documentary offers a personal report on the ‘number two enemy’ of the Chinese state.

Emad Burnat

The Palastinian  Emad Burnat is the director of and portrayed activist in the documentary 5 Broken Camera's. The film was the great winner at IDFA 2011.

Gene Sharp and Jamila Raqib

Gene Sharp and Jamila Raqib are the protagonists in the film How to Start a Revolution, about the work of scientist Gene Sharp and his loyal right hand Jamila Raqib.

Oleg Kashin

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.

Mnikelo Ndabankulu

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.  



Sergey Yenin

Sergey Yenin is a young, liberated homosexual activist from Belarus. He is portrayed in the film East Bloc Love. When his partner is shot and killed, he embarks on his open fight for justice and equality.

Geronimo Arevalos

Geronimo Arevalos is the ever friendly farmer and activist from the documentary  Raising Resistance,  about the uprise of the small farmers in Paraguay against the large soy producers.

Sasha Volgina

Sasha Volgina is the activist portrayed in the film Sinner's Disease. She's one of the many HIV-positive Russians. Antiviral medicines are scarce in Russia, however, and without them Sasha’s child, too, could be infected at birth.

Sonali Samarasinghe Wickrematunge

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

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.