Lebanese Rocket Society
Running Time: 90 min
Directors and Scenario:
Mille et Une Productions
Director of Photography:
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.