Tuany Nascimento, founder of “Na Ponta dos Pés” Ballet project, walks to class through Morro do Adeus, as she carries her student Aylla on her lap. Behind her from left to right we see: Anna Luiza, Raissa and Nelma. (MANDATORY photo credit: Sebastian Gil Miranda)
The future is women.
National Geographic launches Impact, a short-form documentary series that follows six women, who are making an extraordinary impact on their communities around the world.
Despite living in areas marred by violence, poverty, trauma, discrimination, oppression, and natural disasters—these brave women remain undeterred as they dare to dream, stand up, speak up and lead.
The executive producers for the series include Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Jaron Varsano (My Dearest Fidel), and Academy Award-winning director Vanessa Roth (Freehold).
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National Geographic premieres its first episode on NatGeo’s YouTube channel on Monday, April 26.
Here’s the schedule:
- Ice Breakers (Monday, April 26) – Detroit, Michigan: Follow the story of Kameryn, a 20-year-old figure skating coach who has dedicated her life to coaching young girls of color to empower them both on and off the ice.
- Surf Sisters (Monday, May 3) – Half Moon Bay, California: After losing her twin sister to COVID-19, Kelsey is driven by two passions—surfing and helping people through grief and trauma.
- The Ripple Effect (Monday, May 10) – San Juan, Puerto Rico: Discover the inspiring story of Arianna, a 19-year-old woman leading a team of college students who invented a water filtration system.
- Coming Home (Monday, May 17) – Memphis, Tennessee: Meet Kayla, who has dedicated her life to helping homeless transgender women of color.
- Killer Red Fox (Monday, May 24) – Grand Caillou/Dulac, Louisiana: Meet Chief Shirell, the first female chief of her southern Louisiana tribe. Her ancestors have lived on the land for hundreds of years, and they are now expected to be among the United States’ first climate refugees.
- Na Ponta dos Pes (Monday, May 31) – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: Witness the inspiring story of Tuany, a 23-year-old ballet dancer who started a dance company for young girls in the middle of one of Rio De Janeiro’s most dangerous favelas.
Watch the trailer below. Let us know what you think.
Source: National Geographic