The Lebanese Rocket Society
- 1h 33min
- 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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Reviews & features
The Lebanese Rocket Society8 Oct 2013
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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