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41 Ratings

The Measures

United States, France, 2014
Avant-Garde, Documentary, History


Jacqueline Goss and Jenny Perlin retrace the journey of two 18th-century astronomers tasked with determining the true length of the meter. From the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel, The Measures explores the metric system’s origins during the violence and upheavals of the French Revolution.

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The Measures Directed by Jacqueline Goss, Jenny Perlin

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