FILE – Gal Gadot arrives to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Gadot uses her Hollywood star power to spotlight remarkable women from around the world. Actor “Wonder Woman” is the host and executive producer of a new documentary series, “National Geographic Presents IMPACT with Gal Gadot,” which premieres on Monday April 26th.
Gal Gadot used her Hollywood star power to produce “Impact,” a new documentary series that follows six women from around the world who have made a positive impact on their communities.
From JOHN CARUCCI Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) – Gal Gadot uses her Hollywood star power to spotlight remarkable women from around the world.
Actress Wonder Woman is the host and executive producer of a new documentary series that follows six women who have made positive impacts on their communities despite dealing with poverty, violence, discrimination and natural disasters.
The 35-year-old says National Geographic Presents IMPACT with Gal Gadot was born from her search for “something good with my fame and social media” following the 2017 success of Wonder Woman.
She and her husband, Yaron Varsano, who is also executive producer on the series, watched a short documentary by music video director Ryan Pallotta about a dancer from the favelas in Brazil.
“We fell completely in love with the story and decided to come up with a concept for the story,” said Gadot.
The first episode follows a young black figure skating coach in Detroit who has dedicated her life to coaching young black girls to empower them.
“It not only empowers them, but also gives them a skill … familiar or familiar with white people who do it, which is ice skating,” Gadot said.
Another episode tells the story of Kayla, who helps build a safe community for homeless color transgender women in Memphis, Tennessee, by building houses.