Lebanese Rocket Society

2011

Running Time: 90 min

Directors and Scenario:
Johanna Hadjithomas
Khalil Joreije

Producers:
Abbout Productions
Mille et Une Productions

Director of Photography:
Jeanne Lapoirie


Cast

Manoug Manougian
Harry Koundakjian
Pierre Mourad
Youssef Wehbé
Joseph Sfeir


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.


Director’s biography and filmography

Born in Beirut in 1969, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige have worked together as both artists and filmmakers, shooting fictions films and documentaries.
Work as writers and directors include “Around the Pink House” (1999), “Khiam” (2000), “The Lost Film” (2003), ‘Ramad” (2005, Selected for the Césars in France), “A Perfect Day” (2005), “Open the Door Please” (2007), “I Want to See” (2008, Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes) and “Khiam 2000-2007″.
Their video installations and graphic work have been exhibited all over the world. Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige are both teachers at university in Beirut.