Eight-Part Docuseries Profiles Activists from Around the World Fighting for Change


Produced by Proper Content in Association with Paramount Television International Studios



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December 14, 2023 – Paramount+ today announced that all eight episodes of the new docuseries THE CHANGEMAKERS will premiere exclusively on the service globally on Monday, January 1.


Produced by Paramount International Television Studios in partnership with Proper Content Ltd, THE CHANGEMAKERS follows an A-team of impassioned campaigners as they discover the work of several remarkable activists and their respective communities around the world.


THE CHANGEMAKERS explores several topical issues including mental health, LGBTQ+ and transgender rights in the USA, the UK’s cost of living crisis, the link between systemic racism and maternal mortality, immigration and the environment - particularly access to clean water and overfishing. With episodes spanning the U.K., U.S., Ghana, Denmark, and Lithuania, each episode sees a ‘Changemaker’ partner with a community figure for two weeks to inspire, expand, and understand their situation. The Changemakers’ visit culminates in a public campaign to galvanize supporters and paint a lasting legacy for those fighting for positive change.


The ‘Changemakers’ are:


  • Seán Binder - after spending 106 days in a Greek jail for rescuing refugees from drowning off the coast, Sean spent the time awaiting his trial’s verdict fighting for underrepresented communities, migrants and asylum seekers through their legal rights. He brings to The Changemakers his vast experience of international judicial systems, plus degrees in human rights law and international relations.


  • Trinice McNally - known across the USA for her transformative efforts around equitable and inclusive college campuses that foster the growth of historically marginalized students, powerful Changemaker Trinice is a Black, queer feminist, migrant, and survivor who is committed to the liberation of oppressed people with a wealth of high-profile grassroots work to her name.


  • Dr. Waheed Arian - Afghanistan-born Dr. Waheed’s path to medicine started in refugee camps. Smuggled to the UK at 15 years old, he continued his studies with hopes of making a difference and was eventually accepted to Cambridge University. With an in-built passion for reducing inequities in physical and mental healthcare, Dr. Waheed is now a leading NHS Emergency Room doctor and founder of a worldwide telemedicine charity.


  • Flavia Broffoni - Activist, Political scientist, and Extinction Rebellion Argentina co-founder Flavia has over 20 years of experience advocating environmental policy change. She is a proud spokesperson against mining corporations and big investors for marginalized, rural communities in Latin America. Her work as a Changemaker seeks to engage city-dwellers in the fight against the climate crisis and advocate for those who have been on the frontlines since the beginning.


The series has been produced for Paramount+ as part of Content for Change, the company’s global initiative that aims to counteract racism, bias, stereotypes, and hate on and off-screen through three pillars, one of which is focused on systemically transforming the creative supply chain.


THE CHANGEMAKERS is directed by Emanuel Ayettey, Libby Overton, Dominic Sivyer, Matt David, Lindsay Konieczny, James Hilton and Oliver Sloane alongside executive producers Nick Betts, David DeHaney and Rachel Harvie for Proper Content. Richard Chang-Warburton, Tanya Malcom-Revell, Ari Tan, Georgia Arnold and Juan “JC” Acosta Executive Produced for Paramount Television International Studios.


About Proper Content

Launched in 2017, Proper Content is one of the UKs leading Black owned premium factual production companies, working with a range of UK and international broadcasters, backed by Channel 4, with a track record in producing impactful social purpose programmes. Some of their recent work includes The School That Tried to End Racism (C4/Hulu), which won best series at the BAFTA, Grierson, Rose D'Or, the Venice International Television award, New York TV Festival award and the Japan Presidents Prize.  It has been screened globally as well as being remade in several countries; Dispatches: The Black Maternity Scandal (C4) with Rochelle Humes, highlighting racial disparity in maternal and infant health outcomes in the UK and which won a British Journalism Award; Suicidal: In Our Own Words (C5), a feature documentary about male mental health which won a Grierson award for best documentary.  Chris Packham: Is it Time to break the Law (C4) sees environmentalist Chris Packham consider whether or not it is ethically acceptable to break the law in protest on climate change.


About Paramount+

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