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The Lebanese Rocket Society

The Lebanese Rocket Society
  • 2012
  • Lebanon/France/Qatar
  • 93 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Joana Hadjithomas/Khalil Joreige
  • Cast: Hampar Karageozian, Harry Koundakjian, Manoug Manougian
  • UK release: 18 October 2013

Documentary on the 1960–1966 Lebanese space project. 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.

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The Lebanese Rocket Society

8 Oct 20133 stars

A compelling story of middle-eastern space exploration slightly undermined by a scrappy structure

Fascinating questions about history and shared memory are asked in this personal and ultra-low-budget documentary from established Lebanese filmmakers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige. It begins with a mystery: an image from the 60s of a space…

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