Filmmaker Rob Tinworth presents his documentary, "The Life Equation," on Monday, October 30, 2017 at The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. The film examines the dilemmas that arise when Big Data is used to make healthcare decisions. The screening will be followed by a discussion on the challenging question of who should decide who lives and dies: doctors on the front lines or cold mathematics?
Tinworth has broad experience in independent film and broadcast television including documentaries for Nova and Frontline as well as the documentary "Broadway Idiot" that followed punk band Green Day’s foray into the world of musical theater. He is a five-time Emmy nominee, winning in 2014 for "Nova: Manhunt Boston Bombers." Other awards include two Best Documentary honors at the Asian Television Awards, and two Cine Golden Eagles.
The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health is partnered with the Pulitzer Center’s Campus Consortium program, which helps engage students in international reporting and brings awareness to global issues. Rebecca Kaplan, education specialist and Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow at the Pulitzer Center, joins Tinworth on his visit.