Solving for X
Solving for X: How Numbers Matter in the Fight for Human Rights
Solving for X documents the work of Dr. Patrick Ball, leader of the Benetech Human Rights Data Analysis Group. Ball and his team travel the world helping human rights supporters apply sophisticated computer analysis to human rights events. Three examples of this quantitative approach are explored in the film: in Kosovo, Guatemala, and Liberia. In each case, Ball and his team use complex tools to answer a simple question: who did what to whom?
Oct 2012 Portland Humanist Film Festival (Jury Prize Winner)
April 2012 Public Lecture, University of Mauritius
Aug 2009 University Film Video Association National Conference, New Orleans (Rough Cut)