Film

Lebanese Rocket Society

In the early 1960s, the Cold War between the Soviet Union and United States, with its dramatic race into space and to the moon, coincided with the apex of Panarabism. But little has been said about the Manoug Manougian who — with other scientists, students and army experts — tried to reach that final frontier. Lebanese Rocket Society: The Strange Tale of the Lebanese Space Race was an official selection at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.