The Lebanese Rocket Society | النادي اللبناني للصواريخ

Directed by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige Starting April 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 10:00pm

Lebanon, France, Qatar | 2012 | 95’| DCP| In Arabic and English with English and Arabic Subtitles
With:Manoug Manougian, John Markarian, General Youssef Wehbé, Joseph Sfeir, Harry Koundakjian


In the early 1960’s, a group of students from the Haigazian University led by their professor, Manoug Manougian, designed and launched rockets for space exploration. Although the program was successful, it came to a sudden end in 1967 and was erased from the collective memory. Through testimonies and archive documents, the film retraces this adventure and attempts to revive the past in the present as a tribute to dreamers.


في مطلع الستينيات، قام أستاذ مع طلبته في جامعة هايغازيان بتصميم صواريخ وإطلاقها بهدف دراسة الفضاء واستكشافه. وعلى الرغم من النجاح الذي حققه المشروع، فقد توقف فجأة عام ١٩٦٧ وتبدد كليًا من الذاكرة الجماعية الفيلم يروي هذه المغامرة من خلال شهادات ووثائق فيلمية وأرشيفية ويحاول إعادة إحياء الماضي كتحية للحالمين

Director's Filmography


The Lebanese Rocket Society (2012)

Je veux voir (I Want to See) (2008)

Open the Door please / Childhood (2007)

A Perfect Day (2005)

Ramad (Ashes) (2003)

Rounds (2001)

Khiam (2000)

Around the Pink House (1999)

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