Priyanka, in a Twitter video shared on her handle, said that movies have an amazing ability to connect the world.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had announced that Anthony Mackie and Awkwafina will participate in this year’s Global Movie Day and offer exclusive content on the Academy’s social media.
Priyanka in the video spoke about films that have created an impact in society and have brought several changes, she stated: “Movies have the immense power to connect people. You can turn the movie on whether you are in the living room with your family or you make plans with friends to go out and grab popcorn together.
“The fact that we come out and talk about the movies that we watch, feeling provokes, making memories, that’s what connection is. Movies are a large part of culture because of the fact they have an amazing ability to connect the world.”
She added: “What is most of the people been doing during the quarantine? Everyone has been sitting and watching movies; TV shows and imagine life not having that at a time like this when everyone was at home.
“I remember when I went back to work in October I really felt that movies give people sanity in these really unprecedented times. It gave me a sense of pride to be a part of something that is so large that helps people to come together and give their families a sense of normalcy.”
Other stars that will participate in the Global Movie Day are Yalitza Aparicio, Eugenio Derbez, Jay Ellis, Ken Jeong, Sanaa Lathan, Eva Longoria, Marlee Matlin, Park So Dam, Rita Wilson, and Cathy Yan as well as producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh.
Global Movie Day is commemorated annually on the second Saturday of February. It was established by the Academy as a day for film fans around the world to celebrate their favorite movies and engage with Academy members and filmmakers across social media, serving as a reminder of the power of film. The inaugural Global Movie Day was February 8, 2020.
The Academy CEO, Dawn Hudson, said: “Global Movie Day reminds us of what we appreciate about movies and what we miss about gathering to watch them. Today, we pay special tribute to movies and movie lovers around the world and look forward to the time when we can enjoy both together again.”