Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
Lebanese Rocket Society
Producers: Georges Schoucair, Edouard Mauriat
Production Company: Abbout Productions, Mille ET Une Productions
From 1960 to 1967, a space project was undertaken in Lebanon, in which several rockets were launched from the hills surrounding Beirut by scientists, university students and army experts. This group was called the Lebanese Rocket Society.
This feature documentary relates an unconventional and surprising “conquest of space.” Documents, reconstructed images and meetings with the various people involved in this adventure – all of whom had, for a moment, their head in the stars – unveil political issues that are still relevant today.