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The Fabrica Cinema season begins on 12 October 2006 with a conference " 'Cinéma du Sud' ou 'cinéma tout court?'," bringing together a number of film directors, some supported by Fabrica Cinema, and also film critics. Marco Müller, director of Fabrica Cinema, and Egyptian director Yousry Nasrallah will give key-note speeches. Discussion will be followed by a screening of Zhang Yuan's Beijing Bastards. This cinema season, which runs for the whole duration of the exhibition, will focus on films made in different regions of the world: China, Bosnia, Iran, Asia and Brazil. Each day's programme presents full-length features by directors supported by Fabrica and shorts and documentaries made by award-holders in Fabrica's Video department.

Conference speakers: Férid Boughedir and Moufida Tlatli (Tunisia), Jean-Michel Frodon (France), Samira Makhmalbaf and Babak Payami (Iran), Nour-Eddine Saïl (Morocco), Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania / Mali), Elia Suleiman (Palestine), Zhang Yuan (China).