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The Lebanese Rocket Society

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Synopsis

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.

Cast

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

Awards

Best Feature Documentary 
Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2012

Technical Sheet

GENRE:

Documentary

YEAR:

2012

COUNTRIES:

Lebanon / France / Qatar

DURATION:
90 min

PRODUCERS:
Abbout Productions (Georges Schoucair)
Mille et Une Productions (Edouard Mauriat & Fares Ladjmi)

CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Jeanne Lapoirie

EDITING:
Tina Baz

MUSIC:
Nadim Mishlawi

ANIMATION:
Ghassan Halawani

INTERNATIONAL SALES:
Urban Distribution International

With the support of Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) & Sanad Fund Abu Dhabi

Supported by The Doha Film Institute

 

 

Festivals:

Toronto International Film Festival 2012
Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2012
CPH:DOX Copenhagen 2012
Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo 2012
BFI London FIlm Festival

Press Reviews:

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