The Lebanese Rocket Society
by Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige
Documentary, 2011 , 1h 33min
France/Lebanon/Qatar

From 1960 to 1966, a space project was undertaken in Lebanon. Several rockets, which became larger and more powerful with time, were launched from the hills surrounding Beirut by a group of scientists, university students and army experts. This group, led by Manoug Manougian, was called: The Lebanese Rocket Society.


Festivals & Awards


Doha Tribeca Film Festival - Best Feature Documentary

Toronto International Film Festival

CPH:DOX

Cinema du Reel Film Festival

Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema

Visions du Réel Film Festival




Producers Abbout Productions (Georges Schoucair), Mille et Une Productions (Edouard Mauriat & Fares Ladjmi)
Cinematography Jeanne Lapoirie
Editor Tina Baz
Music Composer Nadim Mishlawi