Celebrities including Priyanka Chopra, Pharrell Williams, Hugh Jackman, Darren Criss, Uzo Aduba and Common have banned together for six-part documentary series Activate on National Geographic. The series, being released in weekly instalments, highlights different issues connected to the root causes of extreme poverty.
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Each episode delves into a different issue connected to the root causes of extreme poverty. Episode topics include: eradicating extreme poverty, ending cash bail, breaking down barriers to girls’ education, funding education for displaced children, ending plastic pollution and helping solve the water crisis. The series takes viewers from the Philippines to Peru to Nigeria, with the aim of the project being to inspire others to do their part to end poverty and save the planet, says Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen.
Global Citizen, who helped co-produce the docuseries, is the brainchild of three young Aussie’s Hugh Evans, Simon Moss and Wei Soo and is committed to ending extreme poverty by 2030. It has become an incredibly powerful humanitarian movement calling on everyday citizens to lend their voice via petitions and social media to causes that need the world’s attention.
Citizens globally are then rewarded with tickets to Global Citizen music festivals which has fast become one of the world's most sought after music ticket. The latest will happen in New York on September 28, 2019, and is being headlined by Alicia Keys, One Republic, Carole King, Queen + Adam Lambert, among other incredible artists. The festival is being hosted by Australia's own Hugh Jackman.
Six-part series ACTIVATE is on National Geographic.