Raoul Martinez

Award-winning documentarian, writer and artist,
Raoul is currently working as a writer, director and producer
on his first documentary series, Creating Freedom.

Raoul Martinez

Raoul is an artist, writer, and award-winning documentarian. His portraits have been selected for exhibition in London’s National Portrait Gallery, and he has painted leading figures in the arts and academia as well as a series of symbolic works. He is currently working on his first documentary series, entitled Creating Freedom with filmmaker Joshua van Praag.

In developing the series as writer, director, and producer, he has travelled extensively, interviewing leading intellectuals, journalists and activists, including Noam Chomsky, Tony Benn, Howard Zinn, Vandana Shiva, Amy Goodman, Steven Pinker, Bill Mckibben, and Christopher Hedges.

The first film in the series, The Lottery of Birth, was nominated for Best Documentary at the Raindance Film festival and premiered in London in September 2012, it has since won the Artivist award at LA’s Artivist festival.

Creating Freedom explores the subjects of freedom, control and power in modern society. To accompany the series, and based on his many interviews and years of research, Raoul is currently writing a book of the same name. Raoul lives and works in his London studio.

Raoul Martinez'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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Raoul Martinez


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