FMTV - The Lottery of Birth

The Lottery of Birth

Runtime: 76m 26s | Release date: 2013

This film features: Vandana Shiva.

Do you shape the world or does the world shape you? Is freedom something we are born with or something we must work to attain? Offering a torrent of mind-expanding ideas and information, The Lottery of Birth is going to make you think again about what it means to be free.

From birth onwards, our minds are a battleground of competing forces. The outcome of this battle determines the society we create. This is a film about the cultural, educational, political, and commercial forces that shape our identities, often in ways that limit both our personal and political freedom. Whether you're into philosophy, economics, or simply being a better person than you were born to be, you can't afford to miss this film.

Featuring:
Michael Albert
Stanley Aronowitz
Tony Benn
Nick Davies
Daniel C. Dennett
Bill Fletcher Jr.
George Monbiot
Steven Pinker
Jeff Schmidt
Vandana Shiva
Kathleen Taylor
Nicholas Woodeson
Howard Zinn

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Peggy Brendel | 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Wonderful, well-done film. When such a film appears on a platform such as this, I often wonder if we're "preaching to the choir" since so many seekers of good and betterment are already a part of this community. It seems the ones who most need to see films like these are not, and will never be, a part of communities like this one. They will not want to pay the money or take the time. How do we reach these people...the ones left in the dark because of lack of access? This is a rhetorical question, of course, but an important one.
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Beatriz Legorreta | 3 months, 4 weeks ago
I keep the task: searching for every single beauty thing at any moment in my life. Thanks!
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 3 months, 4 weeks ago
That is just lovely, Beatriz! :) ~ Pauline@FMTV
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Beatriz Legorreta | 3 months, 4 weeks ago
I keep the task: searching for every single beauty thing at any moment in my life. Thanks!
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Karelle | FMTV | 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Indeed, Beatriz. Life is beautiful! ~ Karelle@FMTV 🌸
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Caroline Jones | 5 months ago
Yet another fantastic, thought-provoking film.
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Pauline Balidiong | FMTV | 5 months ago
Indeed, Caroline! Thank you for this feedback :) ~ Pauline
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Kim Burton | 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Very profound and amazing film. Always ask Why! Always question!
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Karelle | FMTV | 8 months, 2 weeks ago
We appreciate your beautiful feedback, Kim! ~ Karelle
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Andrew Thomas | 1 year, 3 months ago
Where to start. This is excellent. I'm not a bright or educated man, and after 57 years on this planet and a mundane life restricted by disability, a life of disappointment is mine till the end.
This film explains much of what have seen throughout my life and even though I have questioned many things during my time, I've failed miserably.
If you are young or a parent, be honest with yourself, your kids, friends etc. Watch the film and find a path through the thorny bushes that cut you daily. If your going to bleed for your country, stop, bleed for something worthwhile. You will be important to a few people during your life and vice versa but it will take years to realise it (another very good reason to watch the film), and do not give you faith and support to those who will abuse you every step of the way.
So watch the film, I'm going to eat mince pie ice cream and them sleep.
Seriously WATCH THE FILM.
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