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Lebanese Rocket Society: The Avant-première

Thursday, 21 February, 2013

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...