The Lottery of Birth

“Challenging, insightful and timely. Unmissable” -A. Rickman

The Film

Offering a torrent of mind-expanding ideas, ‘The Lottery of Birth’ is going to make you think again about what it means to be free.

With a stellar cast bringing together leading activists, journalists, and the best minds in psychology, history and philosophy, the film explores a simple idea:

The more we understand the limits on our freedom,the better placed we are to transcend them.

From birth onwards, our minds are a battleground of competing forces.

The outcome of this battle determines the society we create. The Lottery of Birth looks at the cultural, educational and commercial forces that shape our identities, often in ways that limit both our personal and political freedom.

"Absolutely wonderful... beautifully made and utterly captivating"
– BBC Documentaries
"I was blown away"
- Colin Firth
"Will make you reconsider the motives behind your work, wealth, obedience and creativity."
- London Review


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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

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Deluxe Edition

+The Lottery Of Birth
“To take freedom for granted is to extinguish the possibility of attaining it”
The film, yours forever, to stream or download (69 min)

+Extra content: Freedom Luminaries
More than 100 minutes of exclusive interviews with
Howard Zinn (35 min)
Steven Pinker (25 min)
Daniel Dennet (20 min)
Jeff Schimdt (27 min)

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Interview with Freedom Luminary Steven Pinker (25min)

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The Lottery of Birth


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