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Osama Dorias (Senior Game Designer, Warner Brothers Montreal)
Location: Room 2016, West Hall
Date: Thursday, March 22
Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference, GDC Summits, Expo Plus, Expo, Audio Conference + Tutorial, Educators Summit, Indie Games Summit - Get your pass now!
Vault Recording: Video
Audience Level: All
Negative portrayal of matters related to Islam and Muslims is a phenomenon across all media that Muslims face day-in day-out. Muslim portrayals are more often than not inaccurate, sensationalist and negative. What can the industry do change this reality?
In this session, Osama Dorias (Game Designer at Warner Brothers / Coordinator of the Video Game Programs at Dawson College / Co-Founder of the Montreal Independent Games Festival) will draw on his life experience, research, and over a decade of industry experience, to explain the importance of positive Muslim representation, to debunk common misconceptions about Islam and Muslims, and to empower attendees with a list of actionable items that they can apply to aid Muslims in their struggle for positive and fair representation in video games.
Game developers will leave this lecture with with a list of actionable items that they can apply to aid Muslims in their struggle for positive and fair representation in video games.
This lecture is for game developer allies to Muslims who wish to learn how to more fairly represent Muslims in interactive media.