The Last Artifact | Redefining the weight of the world
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The General Conference on Weights and Measures

the weight of the world has been redefined

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It affects every aspect of our lives from the moment we are born, to the food we eat, the cars we drive, and the medicines we take. This object has helped send men to the moon, and satellites into space. It is an object unlike any other, the last of its kind. A literal constant in an ever-changing world, and the weight by which all others are measured. But, in 2018 all this will change. This remarkable object will be resigned to history. It will be redefined.

This is the story of how it came to be, how it came to pass, and what the future holds. This is the story of The Last Artifact.


Jaime Jacobsen

Jaime Jacobsen is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker whose work explores the intersection of identity, culture, and social change. Jaime’s most recent film, Finding Traction, premiered at the Banff Mountain Film Festival and went on to screen in 26 countries around the world.  It won an Emmy, four international awards, and is currently featured on Netflix and Amazon Prime.  Jaime also won an Emmy Award for her work as a Field Producer on Indian Relay, which aired on PBS’ documentary series, Independent Lens, screened twice at the Smithsonian, and was scheduled for over 900 broadcasts across the U.S.  Most recently Jaime was awarded a grant to co-direct The Last Artifact, which is scheduled for release in 2019.


Ed Watkins

Ed is an award winning producer and director specializing in high-end science, natural history, and adventure documentaries. His films have aired on PBS, the BBC, BBC Worldwide, Channel 5, NOVA, National Geographic, NatGeo Wild, Discovery Networks, CuriosityStream and Amazon Prime, and numerous international regional broadcasters.  His most recently broadcast film was “Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places” which won the 2017 News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction.


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