A Watsch Films Company

The Lebanese
Rocket Society

A film 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.

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

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.