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Creating Freedom: The Lottery of Birth (2013)

THE LOTTERY OF BIRTH is the first in a three-part documentary series entitled 'Creating Freedom' exploring the relationship between freedom, power and control in Western democracies. The ... See full summary »

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THE LOTTERY OF BIRTH is the first in a three-part documentary series entitled 'Creating Freedom' exploring the relationship between freedom, power and control in Western democracies. The series draws together 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. THE LOTTERY OF BIRTH shows 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. Written by Anonymous

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Great Documentary
30 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Made me think and use my brain for a second. What I got out of this is that I need to Question more. Why? I think we question a lot of things as a child, and then we just STOP questioning. I don't know why that happens? We need to still question. Just because we are taught something doesn't mean it is right. I will question myself and others more often. I will be more patient answering my children's questions, but encourage them to seek out their own answers. I want to explore so much more. I guess I can say I'm blessed with being a female and being raised in the United States of America. I've been trained to think that way. I don't think the documentary will save the world or the human race, but it will make people think. Sometimes that is a step in the right direction.


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