Thursday, March 7, 2013

Lebanese Rocket Society: The Avant-Première


We are EXCITED! (and this is the fb event link that explains why:))



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Join us on March 28th 2013 at 7pm at Metropolis Empire Sofil for the premiere of the acclaimed documentary: The Lebanese Rocket Society: The Strange Tale of the Lebanese Space Race.

Directed by Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige. With Hampar Karageozian, Harry Koundakjian and Manoug Manougian.

A bit on the documentary:
The adventure of the Lebanese Rocket Society began, in the early sixties, at Haigazian University, a young Armenian University in Beirut, where a group of students, led by a professor of mathematics, Manoug Manougian, set up the Lebanese Rocket Society to “create and launch rockets for space study and exploration.” They produced the first rocket of the Arab World. The project had no military character and was aimed at promoting science and research. Between 1960 and 1967 – at the time of the Space Race, revolutionary ideas, and Pan-Arabism – more than ten solid fuel Cedar rockets were launched.

The adventure, which appears nowadays rather unbelievable and surrealistic, was nevertheless a serious one.

Trailer:
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=ZNvwu0JD6ro&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DZNvwu0JD6ro

To get your tickets, pass by Nasawiya Cafe in Mar Mkhayel, Monday to Saturday between 12 and 8 PM.
Tickets at 20,000 LL.

For more info contact,

Nasawiya: 01 565442
ARM: 76 350284
Farah: farah@nasawiya.org 70 066880

The avant-premiere is organized by both Nasawiya and the Anti-Racism Movement and ticket sales go to benefit the work of both organizations.

Nasawiya:
www.nasawiya.org

Anti-racism movement:
www.antiracismmovement.com

This is a great film. Do not miss out!
See you there...

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