After the success of Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot is using her platform and reach to tell important stories about women around the world in the upcoming documentary series National Geographic Presents: Impact With Gal Gadot.
“I began to understand the influence I had on young people in 2017, as soon as Wonder Woman I was out, ”Gadot revealed during the network’s panel at the Television Critics Association’s winter virtual press tour. As a result, “you start thinking, ‘Okay, so I need to be really responsible and honest.’
She added: “I felt like I had a great reach for people and I just wanted to do something good … I wanted to use my reach and my platforms to reach so many people and shed light on these incredible and incredible stories of women.”
That led her to produce a new six-part short series that follows resilient young women from global communities affected by violence, poverty, trauma, discrimination, oppression, and natural disasters as they overcome various obstacles and do extraordinary things. Each episode is directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth.
While the series focuses on a few specific stories, spanning from Detroit to Brazil, Gadot said “there are endless stories to tell.” It was just a matter of finding the most “extraordinary” to appear here. No matter what, “all these women are just amazing and they are the true heroes. I keep calling them my wonderful women because they are the true heroes, ”he said.
The actress added that while “I go to the set and get dressed and take off my costume and sword and everything, I fight, but to make believe. In fact, they are on the ground, sweating and doing their best to make the world a better place. ”
National Geographic Presents: Impact With Gal Gadot opens this spring.