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.

The Cast

A stellar cast of leading activists, journalists and the best minds in psychology, history and philosophy


From shadows to light - Metsa's autobiography

Metsa introduces us to his book, soon available in english. A testimony about his adventurous and alternative life.

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Ayahuasca mainstream - Metsa talk pros and cons of the practice booming

Francois demange, a.k.a. Metsa, analizes how Ayahuasca is growing in our society, what are the dangers and how we could all benefit from this.

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Collective consciousness and our need for it, according to Metsa

Francois demange, a.k.a. Metsa, talks about the need in our society to rediscover our roots, and our connection with nature through meditation.

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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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+Own the movie forever Instant Streaming + HD Downloads + iOS + Roku + Subtitles in 4 languages French, German, Spanish & Portuguese +Digital Bonus! Interview with Freedom Luminary Steven Pinker (25min)
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The Lottery of Birth


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