Documentary on disgraced darling of Silicon Valley Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes in the documentary The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley.
Elizabeth Holmes in the documentary The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley.PHOTO: HBO

LOS ANGELES - The fall of the blood-testing start-up Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes - once the darling of Silicon Valley - goes under the microscope in a new film by Alex Gibney, a director known for his hard-hitting documentaries.

Speaking in Los Angeles earlier this year (2019), Gibney and two former Theranos employees who helped expose the company's lies say her charisma and investors' gullibility created a perfect storm - and a situation that endangered the lives of patients who trusted its supposedly revolutionary blood-testing technology.

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