The Life Equation (12A*) + Shorts + Q&A

Part of: Global Health Film Festival 2017

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Global Health Film Festival: The Life Equation

What if there were an algorithm for saving the most lives?

Crecencia Bush, an impoverished Mayan woman, is battling cancer. Her life depends on decisions made by doctors and donors, decisions increasingly driven by Big Data.

It’s a scientific, evidence-based approach that cuts through the emotion and promises to optimise healthcare delivery, transforming the lives of hundreds of people around the world.

But what, and who, gets lost in all the number crunching?

US 2016 Dir Rob Tinworth 87 min

+ Heart of the Matter

2017 Dir Janet Tobias 25 min


*Locally classified 


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