Lebanese Rocket Society

© Courtesy Abbout Productions
Genre : Historical
Type : Documentary
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2012
Format : Feature
http://www.abboutproductions.com/released.php?id=52

In the early 60′s, during the cold war and the apex of Pan Arabism, a group of students and researchers (at Haigazian University) enters the race to space and create the Lebanese Rocket Society. Sometimes, and specially nowadays, dreams can overtake a tormented history...

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.




Directors
Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige

Cast
Manoug Manougian, John Markarian, General Youssef Wehbé, Harry Koundakjian, Joseph Sfeir, Hampar Karageozian, Paul Haidostian, Assad Jradi, Zafer Azar, Ziad Baroud, Tarek Mitri, Fouad Matta,

GENRE:

Documentary

YEAR:

2012

COUNTRIES:

Lebanon / France / UAE / Qatar

DURATION:
90 min

PRODUCERS:
Abbout Productions (Georges Schoucair)
www.abboutproductions.com/released.php?id=52

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


Awards
2012 | Doha Tribeca Film Festival
* Best Feature Documentary

2012 | TIFF- Toronto International Film Festival
* World Premiere
* Screening: Sat, Sept 8 - 06.30pm - Cinema 3 - (TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Screening: Sun, Sept 9 - 12:00pm - NBC Universal 5 (TIFF Bell Lightbox) - P&I
Screening: Mon, Sept 10 - 02.30pm - Cineplex Odeon Yonge & Dundas 8 - Public
Screening: Wed, Sept 12 - 09.30am - Scotiabank 5 - P&I
Screening: Sat, Sept 15 - 06.30pm - Cinema 3 (TIFF Bell Lightbox) - Public

Partners

  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • PACIFIC ARTS ALLIANCE
  • FURTHER ARTS
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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