The Lebanese Rocket Society (film)

The Lebanese Rocket Society is a 2012 Franco - Lebanese documentary film directed by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige and released theatrically on 1 May 2013.[1]


In the 1960s, Lebanon was the first Arab country to start sending rockets into the sky.[2] Led by Manoug Manougian, their physics teacher, a small group of students from the Haigazian University (called Haigazian College at the time) began tests and launched their first rockets to conquer space under the name ″Lebanese Rocket Society″. Their work was briefly a source of national pride.

Cast and crewEdit


See alsoEdit

Lebanese space program


  1. ^ "BROWSE OUR CATALOGUE | Urban distribution". Retrieved 2013-09-02.
  2. ^ Lebanese Rocket Society launched first rocket April 1961 and Israel launched first rocket July 1961.
  3. ^ "The Lebanese Rocket Society — Films — Doha Tribeca Film Festival". Doha Film Institute. Retrieved 2013-09-02.
  4. ^ "Programmer's Note". Archived from the original on March 12, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2013.
  5. ^ "Pays rêvés, pays réels — Cinéma du Réel" (in French). Archived from the original on 2013-04-25. Retrieved 2013-09-02.