World Premiere \ Nov 11th at 7pm ET

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About the Show

Through the artistic medium of documentary filmmaking and storytelling, Ovation TV, a longtime supporter of art and activism, presents the story of six young leaders from diverse backgrounds who are creating a better future through One Young World, the organization that has given them the global platform to accelerate their social impact. The film is narrated by Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor and activist Michael Sheen. Mic Burns created an original musical score to accompany the film. The six One Young World ambassadors featured in The Young Leaders are Yeonmi Park, Hyppolite Ntigurirwa, Tabata Amaral, Amir Ashour, Lina Khalifeh, and Nicolle Fagan.

To learn more about One Young World and their Ambassador program visit OneYoungWorld.com

Meet the Cast

Michael Sheen

Narrator

Michael Sheen is a multi-award-winning Welsh actor and RADA graduate, known for his extensive work across film, television, and stage, as well as his charity work.

His vast film credits include resuming the role of David Frost in Ron Howard's feature Frost/Nixon; Tony Blair in Stephen Frears' The Queen; Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland; Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris; Lucian in the Underworld franchise; Aro in The Twilight Saga; Apostle (Netflix); Thomas Vinterberg's critically acclaimed adaptation of Far From The Madding Crowd; and Simon Pegg's Slaughterhouse Rulez.

Michael's numerous TV credits include The Special Relationship (HBO), where he resumed the role of Tony Blair; Dr. Bill Masters in four seasons of the acclaimed Showtime series Masters of Sex, for which he was also a producer; Adrian Shergold's Dirty Filthy Love; Andy De Emmony's Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!, for which he won the RTS award for Best Actor; Aziraphale in the adaptation of Neil Geiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens (Amazon), with David Tennant; Chris Tarrant in Stephen Frears' Quiz (ITV/ AMC), opposite Sian Clifford and Matthew Macfadyen, which become ITV's most­ watched TV drama of 2020, Prodigal Son (Fox).

Michael was most recently seen reprising his role in the second series of the eagerly anticipated Staged (BBC) with David Tennant as well as the next season of Prodigal Son (Fox). He recently starred in Under Milk Wood at the National Theatre.

Yeonmi Park

Ambassador

Yeonmi escaped the horrors of North Korea, only to be sold as a sex slave in China. She is now a leading Human Rights activist, with over 80 million hits on Social Media.

Hyppolite Ntigurirwa

Ambassador

Hyppolite survived the genocide in Rwanda, where over one million people were slaughtered. He is now leading the way for peace and reconciliation in his country. Founder of Be the Peace, an organization focusing on the use of art to halt the intergenerational transmission of hate and to promote the power of cross-generational healing.

Tabata Amaral

Ambassador

Tabata was brought up in poverty in the favelas of Sao Paulo, by her mother and her inspirational drug addict father. She went on to Harvard to study Astro Physics and is now the youngest serving woman politician in the Brazilian Parliament.

Amir Ashour

Ambassador

Amir was a leading gay activist in Iraq. He had to flee for his life after the Police came looking to shut him up for good. He is studying to become an International Human Rights Lawyer at Harvard, and founder of IraQueer, Iraq's first and only LGBT+ organization.

Lina Khalifeh

Ambassador

Lina comes from Jordan and was appalled when one of her friends was beaten up for her wage packet by the male members of her family. She formed SheFighter, the first Self-Defense studio for women-only started in the Middle East. She has trained over 20,000 women in self-defense in countries all around the Middle East.

Nicolle Fagan

Ambassador

Nicolle came up with a brilliant idea that help save the Pacific Island paradise of Palau. She co-created Palau Pledge - a groundbreaking environmental initiative that requires visitors need to sign a passport pledge to act in an ecologically responsible way on the island, for the sake of Palau’s children and future generations of Palauans.