Intimate scenes with families reveal the parents’ dreams for their children in the face of the realities that they face in this country. Out of thousands of children entered into this lottery, only a small minority can win, and as the lottery nears, we see that as much as they might hope, the parents’ choices, and possibly the children’s futures, are ultimately limited.
As The Lottery reveals, these limitations often come from the politically charged questions that surround the future of public education, as politicians and teachers unions begin to protest this very school that the families are hoping their children can attend.
The Lottery received widespread acclaim and garnered Official Selection at numerous festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival.
An explosive new documentary about the battle over the future of public education.
—The Wall Street Journal