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The Lottery of Birth (2013)
Do you shape the world or does it shape you? Drawing on leading thinkers from around the world, and with a torrent of mind-expanding ideas and information, The Lottery of Birth will make you think again about what it means to be free.
This documentary explores the relationship between freedom, power and control in Western democracies. It features interviews with some of the world's leading intellectuals, journalists and activists to offer an alternative perspective on today's society and the future we're creating.
We do not choose to exist, or the environment we grow up in. Our starting point in life is one of passive reliance on forces over which we have no control. We see that from birth onwards our minds are a battleground of competing forces: familial, educational, cultural, and professional. The outcome of this battle not only determines who we become, but the society that we create.