Lebanon’s brief flirtation with space travel in the 1960s becomes a poignant metaphor for the Arab world’s utopian dreams in this riveting documentary by internationally acclaimed artist duo Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige.
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The story that the film documents is worth the attention, but the film itself was in need of an editor. For instance, the animated segment at the end, terrible; cut it all out. Move the newsreels/interviews to the beginning, and use montages for the segments dealing with archival research, government documentation, and making/transporting the sculpture