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The Lebanese Rocket Society + Talkback

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The Lebanese Rocket Society + Talkback

Online Screening: August 28 to 29

RSVP HERE, tickets are limited!

Free / On Donation

Join us for this month’s Arab Film Series online program presenting the feature-length documentary The Lebanese Rocket Society directed by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, which unravels the strange tale of the Lebanese space adventure that had been forgotten from personal and collective memory. The film is accompanied by a discussion with the artists.

In the early ’60s, 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…

Note: This program is available  for audiences in the United States and will be available from August 28 at 12:00 am to August 29 at 11:59 pm EDT

Arab Film Series Online is a monthly program of films and discussions with artists and filmmakers from the SWANA region and its diasporas, presented by ArteEast in partnership with the Arab American National Museum and Arab Film and Media Institute.