The lottery of birth /
presented by Mangu TV ; produced and directed by Raoul Martinez and Joshua van Praag.
imprint
Ojai, Calif. : Mangusta Productions, 2013.
description
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
Ojai, Calif. : Mangusta Productions, 2013.
standard identifier
091131354827
contents note
Introduction -- Birth -- Education -- Employment -- Obedience -- Questioning -- Creativity.
credits note
Conceived, written and edited by Raoul Martinez ; director of photography, Joshua van Praag ; music by Peter Raeburn ; additional music by Oli Julian and Nick Foster.
general note
Special features: extended interviews with Daniel Dennett, Steven Pinker, Jeff Schmidt and Howard Zinn.
performer
Narrator, Nicholas Woodeson ; featuring interviews with: Howard Zinn, Vandana Shiva, Steven Pinker, George Monbiot, Kathleen Taylor, Daniel Dennett, Tony Benn, Bill Fletcher Jr., Jeff Schmidt, Stanley Aronowitz, Nick Davies, Michael Albert.
abstract
"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. Drawing on the best minds in philosophy, history, psychology, physics and economics, it employs decades of evidence to interrogate what we are, where we are and where we want to be. 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. THE LOTTERY OF BIRTH is the first film in a groundbreaking new three-part documentary series: CREATING FREEDOM. The series as a whole explores the most urgent questions of power, control and freedom in modern democracies ..."--Mangu.TV website.
language note
In English, with optional subtitles in English, French, German or Spanish.
catalogue key
9161449
technical details
DVD, all regions, NTSC, widescreen; stereo.

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