03/12/2012

The lottery of birth

Freedom is one of the most easily raised concepts. But 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: geographical, familiar, educational, cultural, professional… The outcome of this battle not only determines who we are and who we become, but the society that we create.

‘The lottery of birth’ is the first in a four-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, academicians, journalists and activists to offer an alternative perspective on today’s society and the future we’re creating.