In Pursuit of the Standard Meter

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During the 1790s French Revolution, the (still royal) academy of science sanctions a project to create the metric system of universal measures on natural foundations, to substitute the chaotic feudal tradition of local and regional arbitrary measures. A key measure, for length, is to be the meter, defined as 1/10.000 of the meridian from equator to Northpole.


Certificate: Not Rated

Year: 2011

Duration: 42 min


Director: Oliver Frohnauer

Studio: Engstfeld Feature GmbH


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