The Lebanese Rocket Society
by Khalil Joreige & Joana Hadjithomas
Documentary, 2011
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.


Awards: 

Best Feature Documentary


Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2012


With the support of Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) & Sanad Fund Abu Dhabi

Supported by The Doha Film Institute


International Sales:

Urban Distribution International

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