Joshua van Praag

Joshua is an award-winning filmmaker working in
both documentary and narrative formats exploring
themes of social justice, interculturalism and exile.

Joshua van Praag

With a background in feature films, van Praag trained in lighting and camera under a plethora of internationally acclaimed filmmakers, such as Martin Scorcese, Bernardo Bertolucci, Wong Kar Wai, and Woody Allen.

As a member of the Media Working Group at Occupy Wall Street, van Praag helped found and create content for the movement’s first video production collective, Occupy TVNY, whose short films have reached an online audience of millions across the globe.

In early 2012, van Praag he completed, together with Raoul Martinez, their debut feature-length film, The Lottery of Birth – the first episode in the documentary series, Creating Freedom. A wide ranging analysis of power and control in western democracies. Cast includes Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Daniel Dennett, and Steven Pinker.

Joshua van Praag's films


How to organize a screening of The Lottery of Birth

Looking to host a screening of THE LOTTERY OF BIRTH? Then you’ve come to the right place!

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The Lottery of Birth tops iTunes & Amazon Documentary Lists

The majority of reviews have been 5 star, hitting number 3 in iTunes Top Documentary Chart!

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Creating Freedom meets The Illuminator

How Brooklyn bridge was transformed into a giant canvas for radical thought

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Joshua van Praag


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