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Arab Film Festival

The Lebanese Rocket Society

Directed by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige

Documentary / France, Lebanon, Qatar / 2012 / 95 mins / English / US Premiere

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The Lebanese Rocket Society

Harmony Gold (Los Angeles)
Oct. 19, 2013 4:30 pm

The Lebanese Rocket Society

Shattuck Cinemas (Berkeley)
Oct. 27, 2013 5:00 pm

Description

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, and specially nowadays, dreams can overtake a tormented history.


Director's Bio

hajjithomasJoana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige collaborate as filmmakers and artists, producing cinematic and visual artwork that interwine.

For the last 15 years, they have focused on the images, representations and history of their home country, Lebanon and questioned the fabrication of imaginaries in the region and beyond.

Together, they have directed documentaries such as Khiam 2000-2007(2008) and El Film el Mafkoud (The Lost Film) (2003) and feature films such as Al Bayt el Zaher (1999) and A Perfect Day (2005).

Their last feature film, Je Veux Voir (I Want to See), starring Catherine Deneuve and Rabih Mroue, premiered at the Cannes film festival in 2008. The French critics Guild chose it as Best Film Singulier 2008.

Their films have been multi awarded in international festivals and enjoyed releases in many countries.

– See more at: http://hadjithomasjoreige.com/biography/#sthash.BjMXkOcJ.dpuf

 


Credits

Cinematographer: Jeanne Lapoirie
Producer: George Shoucair (Mille et Une)
Editor: Tina Baz
Music: Nadim Mishlawi, Scrambled Eggs, Discipline

Dates & Times

The Lebanese Rocket Society

Harmony Gold (Los Angeles)
Oct. 19, 2013 4:30 pm

The Lebanese Rocket Society

Shattuck Cinemas (Berkeley)
Oct. 27, 2013 5:00 pm