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This docuseries follows activists as they attempt to solve the problem of global poverty. Each episode focuses on a particular aspect of the problem and features celebrity participants such as Hugh Jackman, Common, Usher, Rachel Brosnahan, Gayle King, Bonang Matheba, Darren Criss, Pharrell Williams, Uzo Aduba, Becky G, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

Activate is a Documentary & Biography series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on September 5, 2019. It has mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.3.

Activate is available for streaming on the National Geographic Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Activate on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, iTunes online.

National Geographic Channel
1 Season, 6 Episodes
September 5, 2019
Documentary & Biography
4.3/10
Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Common, Usher Raymond
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Activate Full Episode Guide

  • Uzo Aduba and Global Citizen travel to Nigeria to push for clean water.

  • Pharrell Williams joins Global Citizen's push to get governments, corporations and individuals to solve the ocean plastic pollution crisis. Meanwhile, Darren Criss travels to the Philippines to witness plastics' impact on people living in extreme poverty and calls on global citizens to urge their mayors to commit their cities to zero-waste futures.

  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas joins Global Citizen to break barriers to girls' education. Gayle King and Bonang Matheba call on South Africa to end period poverty and provide girls with the resource they need to stay in school.

  • Rachel Brosnahan travels to the border of Peru with Global Citizen to see what happens to children's education during conflicts and natural disasters.

  • Artists and activists Common and Usher join global citizens and grassroots organizers in a quest for historic change to the criminal justice system.

  • Hugh Jackman, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Becky G join Global Citizen to push world leaders to enact poverty-ending policies.