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

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


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