A global movement with celebrity activists on Nat Geo


Gayle King, Bonang Matheba, Pharrell Williams and more tackle this most pressing issues in ACTIVATE, a new docu-series on Nat Geo.

Nat Geo has announced a six-part documentary series that hopes to drive change for some of the most pressing global issues impacting humanity today. The series will feature celebrities and activists Hugh Jackman, Common, Usher, Rachel Brosnahan, Gayle King, Bonang Matheba, Darren Criss, Pharrell Williams, Uzo Aduba, Becky G and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

Called ACTIVATE, this series will raise awareness about extreme poverty, inequality and sustainability issues to mobilise Global Citizens to drive meaningful and lasting change.

Each episode delves into a different issue connected to the root causes of extreme poverty, including: ending cash bail, breaking down barriers to girls’ education, funding education for displaced children, ending plastic pollution and helping to solve the water crisis. Viewers will hear the stories, meet people and witness first-hand the work that is being done to combat extreme poverty and inspire a global movement.

The series has been filmed in Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, the Philippines and South Africa, and across the United States in California, New York, Tennessee and Washington, D.C.

Starts on Sunday 8 September on Nat Geo (181) at 20:00.

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