National Geographic Presents IMPACT with Gal Gadot premiers Monday, April 26, 2021 and is a short-form documentary series that follows the powerful stories of six women making an extraordinary impact on their communities around the world. Despite living in area marred by violence, poverty, trauma, discrimination, oppression, and natural disasters, these brave women remain undeterred as they dare to dream, stand out, speak up and lead. National Geographic Presents IMPACT with Gal Gadot is one series that will give you all the feels.
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.: 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.
Knowing the backstory point of this docu series, and being someone from Detroit I was bummed to see Detroit lumped under the category of “Despite living in area marred by violence, poverty, trauma, discrimination, oppression, and natural disasters…”. Detroit has come along way, and while we may not be where we need to be, I am pretty proud to be apart of a community making an amazing comeback.
I was actually nervous to watch Ice Breakers. How would Detroit be shown, how would this story be told, what would be the positive impact it makes. I am happy to report back, that this story will touch your heart. Not only does it hit the topic of when Detroit was in a dark place, but it talks about Detroit being the comeback kid, and that is what I think is important for people to know.
I heard about this figuring skating coach, and how she is giving young girls of color the power to have a voice, get out and do what they love and just being the beautiful beings they are. Being a huge advocate of the city I love, I am 100% biased, but Ice Breakers is my favorite in this documentary series. I can’t wait for you to watch this one and all the rest of the wonderful and amazing stories that truly empower women in National Geographic’s amazing docu series IMPACT.
Half Moon Bay, California, U.S.A.: After losing her twin sister to COVID, Kelsey is driven by two passions: surfing and helping people through grief and trauma.
San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S.A.: Discover the inspiring story of Arianna, a 19-year-old woman leading a team of college students who invented a water filtration system.
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.: Meet Kayla, who has dedicated her life to helping homeless transgender women of color.
Grand Caillou/Dulac, Louisiana, U.S.A.: 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.
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.