Tracing the Arc

English (subtitled), 39 min, 2005, India

The Great Arc was a phenomenal achievement of applied science in British India between 1802 and 1843. It was an attempt to measure the curvature of the earth's surface under the guise of cartographic and military necessity. The film attempts to recreate the stupendous effort and looks at some of its implications.
 

 
Producer:
Vital Films
 
Creative Crew
Camera:
Ranjan Palit
Editing:
Nirmal Chander
Sound:
Asheesh Pandya, Pankaj Butalia
Music:
Arjun Sen