In 1961, a Lebanese university professor and his students launched their own improbable entry to the international space race. From disastrous rocket fuel experiments to test launches that united pan-Arabist optimism, this internationally acclaimed documentary excavates a forgotten moment in history and recalls the utopian possibilities that ultimately lost out to civil and regional conflict. ‘Fascinating... reminds you that the most improbable documentaries are often inspired by facts that you can’t make up’ - Indiewire.
- Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
- 93 min