Packer said he wants his involvement with the Oscars to have an impact on young viewers, as he made history this year as part of the award’s first black production team.
“There are young kids who will see that we are the producers of the Oscars and say, ‘I can do this.’ ‘If they can do it, I can do it,'” Packer said.
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Not unlike their power in cinema, images and graphics also have the power to bring about social change, he said.
“When we think of the summer of 2020, we think of George Floyd. We think of Ahmaud Arbery. We think of the fact that these were cases that came to the fore because there were videos. There were visuals that people could align with the story they were told. that’s his strength, “he said.” Then you look at a situation like Breonna Taylor, where there was no video. It shows you the disagreement because people tend to believe and be influenced and feel the power of something that is tangible. “
Packer said Oscar viewers can look forward to a night full of entertainment on March 27, but he also has a specific goal in mind.
“First of all, I want to [audiences] to have a good time. If we do our job properly, we will be able to raise different voices, people you may not usually see on this platform, but do it in a way that is fun. Do it in a way that feels inclusive and do it in a way that brings people together and does not separate them. “That is my goal,” he said. “So I want people to leave the Oscars: feeling a little closer as a human race and as a movie-loving community.”
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