7) Beyond Drama: Lessons from Representation in Entertainment

This lively panel talk from passionate experts Hassan Akkad, Imran Hussain, Hamid Ibrahim, Ruby Kuraishe, Sarah Asante and K Biswas challenged us to think about how we approach real representation within entertainment. It covered topics from how drama may be the better medium to represent refugee issues as news outlets can often be seen as biased, to the controversy over diversity "quotas" (Hassan Akkad), all the way to how Hollywood itself was “built by migrants” (K Biswas).