THE LOTTERY

Directed by Madeleine Sackler

Showtime

Four children enter a high-stakes lottery. If they win, they can attend one of the best schools in New York. A look at the crisis in public education, THE LOTTERY makes the case than any child can succeed. THE LOTTERY is a 2010 documentary that uncovers the failures of the traditional public school system and reveals that hundreds of thousands of parents attempt to flee the system every year.

THE LOTTERY was short-listed for the 2011 Academy Awards for Best Documentary.