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

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.


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

Cast: Manoug Manougian, Harry Koundakjian, Pierre Mourad, Youssef Wehbé, Joseph Sfeir  

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