The Lottery Of Birth
Lottery of Birth

Film Title

The Lottery Of Birth


Director: Raoul Martinez and Joshua van Praag Country: UK
Writer: Raoul Martinez Original Format: HD
Dir. of Photography: Joshua van Praag Print Source: Raoul Martinez
Producer: Raoul Martinez and Joshua van Praag
Cast: Howard Zinn, George Monbiot, Steven Pinker

World Premiere | Nominated Best Documentary

So, you think you’re free. And your values, beliefs and choice of film are all down to you, right? You might go so far as to assert that you are your own person. This documentary is going to make you think again. Drawing on the best minds in philosophy, history, physics and economics, it employs decades of evidence to deftly interrogate who we are.

Soon after we’re born, we discover the virtue of doing what we’re told – it’s the only way to get along in society. But this film brings into devastating clarity what happens when we switch off and obey: the defence of ‘just following orders’ sounds as hollow now in the mouths of bankers and tabloid journalists as it has at any other point in history.

In a world rocked by scandals across our banks, media and government, what we really need is a hero or two – and this documentary delivers heroes in spades. Physicist Vandana Shiva, journalist George Monbiot and the late, great historian Howard Zinn all dazzle with their ability to see things differently and their invectives against apathy. Whether you’re into ethics, economics or simply being a better person than you were born to be, you can’t afford to miss this film.

Abigail Smith

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