The Lebanese Rocket Society
Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige (2014)
Working with photographs, archives, animation and art installations, the filmakers investigate the story of a group of students who in the early 1960s Beirut formed a society to contribute to space study and exploration.
Led by their mathemathics professor, they were able to produce and launch rockets into the Middle Eastern skies, becoming a source of national pride; even so their story was completely erased from Lebanese history and the purpose of the documentary is to find out why.
In Arabic with English, French and Arabic subtitles
AR DOCU 6(DVD) On Request