The Lebanese Rocket Society

  • Story line
    The Lebanese Rocket Society: The strange tale of the Lebanese Space adventure

    In the early 60’s, during the cold war and the apex of Pan Arabism, a group of utopian students and researchers enters the race to space and create the Lebanese Rocket Society. Sometimes, dreams can overtake a tormented history…
  • Production

    A film by:

    Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige
    Animation:Ghassan Halwani
    Financed by:Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée
    Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC)
    Doha Film Institute
    With the support of:Fonds francophone de production audiovisuelle du Sud
    Urban Distribution International
    With the participation of :Pascale et Mikael Zammar
  • Cast and Crew
    CastManoug Manougian
    John Markarian
    General Youssef Wehbé
    Harry Koundakjian
    Joseph Sfeir
    Hampar Karageozian
    Paul Haidostian
    Assaad Jradi
    Zafer Azar
    Le Ministre Ziad Baroud
    Le Ministre Tarek Mitri
    Fouad Matta
    Jana Wehbé
    Executive producersJana Wehbe and Christian Eid
    EditorTina Baz
    CinematographerJeanne Lapoirie
    Rachelle Aoun
    Sound EditorRana Eid
    Sound MixingOlivier Goinard
    MusicNadim Mishlawi
    Additional music Scrambled Eggs
    Time92 minutes
    FormatDCP 16/9
    SoundDolby Digital

    Premiere Toronto International film Festival
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