NEW YORK (AP) –uses her Hollywood star power to spotlight remarkable women worldwide.
The “Wonder Woman” actor is the host and executive producer of a new documentary series that follows six women who positively impacted their communities despite dealing with poverty, violence, discrimination, and natural disasters.
The 35-year-old says “National Geographic Presents IMPACT with Gal Gadot” grew from her quest to “do something good with my fame and my social media” after the success of 2017′s “Wonder Woman.”
She and her husband, Yaron Varsano, also an executive producer on the series, watched a short documentary from music video director Ryan Pallotta about a dancer from the.
“We completely fell in love with the story, and we decided that we’re going tothe story,” Gadot said.
The first episode follows a young Blackcoach in Detroit who has dedicated her life to coaching young girls of color to empower them.
“She’s not only empowering them but giving them a skill … that is familiar or familiar withdoing it, which is ice skating,” Gadot said.
Another episode tells the story of Kayla, who helps create a safe community for homelessof color in Memphis, Tennessee, by building homes.
Theon April 26, a day after the Academy Awards. Gadot said she’s encouraged by the inclusion at this ceremony: “Nomadland” director Chloé Zhao and “Promising Young Woman” director Emerald Fennell became only the sixth and seventh women ever nominated for best director. that change can only happen when we include ten. It’s never like you can empower the women and not educate the men.”
She said that’s what her DC cinematic universe superhero was able to accomplish for a new generation.
“The girls can go and be inspired by the girl and imagine themselves doing these amazing things as girls. But also, it gives them a role model forcan be strong and great and just like men,” she said. “So, for me, it’s educating both women and men to reach this where we always talk about gender and equality and all of that. We have to do this together.”
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