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The time factory

2021 • 53' • English & French

Poster of The time factory

Director(s): Herlé Jouon • Producer(s): Grand Angle Productions • Coproducer(s): France Télévisions • Format(s): HD

From the very beginning, Measuring Time, has fascinated humans: knowing it, understanding it, mastering it to the point of making its ultra-precise measurement the technological foundation of our hyper-connected society, a digitalized just-in-time society.

In this age old quest, what are the defining episodes in history that allowed humans to gain the hope we could become the "masters of time"? What methods have we devised that enabled us measure it with ever more accuracy, but also to standardize and synchronize it, to establish the same uniform time for all? How did this Time Factory give birth to our modern world and how is it likely to shake up our future?

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