Steve Jobs, Elizabeth Homes And Alex Gibney discussed on Pure Nonfiction: Inside Documentary Film

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E. On this episode. I talked to director, Alex Gibney and producer Aaron etiquette about their film. The inventor out for blood in Silicon Valley, the film investigates, the company theranos the promised to revolutionize healthcare. The company's founder Elizabeth homes had a vision to reinvent the processing of blood tests normally vials of blood are drawn from vein and sent to a lab under a doctor supervision homes aspired to accomplish the same thing with the MIR prick of a finger. She claimed to have invented a desktop machine called the Edison that would test hundreds of conditions without the need for a doctor's visit or await for lab results. Their nose was valued at billions of dollars before the Edison was exposed as a fraudulent device the inventor investigates. How homes kept in? Investors journalists and the public mesmerized for so long homes didn't grant an interview for the film, but give wny's team obtained extensive footage of her. Here's a clip of her giving a tedtalk the rate to protect the health and wellbeing of every person. Those we love. Is a basic human, right? Or rate defined in the United Nations Universal declaration on human rights. Yet in the United States today healthcare is the leading cause of bankruptcy homes when the confidence of many powerful people in two thousand fourteen she was profiled for the cover of fortune magazine, superstar attorney, David boies, what's her legal muscle? Aero Morris made theranos promotional films as he had previously done for apple former secretary of state George Shultz was so enthusiastic about their nose. He recruited his grandson Tyler Scholtz to work for the company Tyler eventually became disillusioned in the lab when he recognized that the Edison machine wasn't working. He's interviewed in the inventor. When I think of fair knows I really feel like there were two entirely different worlds. There was the carpeted world. And there was tiled world. In the carpeted world was where Elizabeth was a goddess everyone almost worshiped the ground. She walked on. She can do no wrong. She was the next Steve Jobs. Their nose was changing the world. And then you go onto tile side and nothing works run a sinking ship. Everything's alive. Reconciling the differences between those two worlds was really hard for me to do. I knew Lisbeth personally from all these interactions through my family. So I really trusted her believed in her. I would leave the tiled world thinking oh man sinking ship, and I would go have one conversation with Elizabeth. Action view. And I would be so motivated to go back and work. And I felt like I was changing the world again. Now, go back into the tile world how go. Which is happened. You want it to be true so badly, and even for me, I was working with these devices every single day, and she could still kind of convinced me. But I think back on those conversations. I just think like how how did she do that? The backlash the homes started with a twenty fifteen Wall Street Journal expose by reporter, John Kerry. Ru he later wrote a book on theranos called bad blood. Gibney interviews Carey ru and two other journalists who covered their nose fortune magazine's Roger power lawf- and the New Yorkers can all light up. So

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