Raoul Martinez is a writer, artist and award-winning filmmaker. Creating Freedom is his first book and is accompanied by a highly acclaimed documentary series of the same name. Episode One, The Lottery of Birth, which was produced, written and co-directed by Raoul, premiered in 2012 and featured Vandana Shiva, Tony Benn, Howard Zinn and Steven Pinker, amongst others. It was nominated for Best Documentary at London’s Raindance Film Festival and went on to win the Artivist Spirit 2012 Award at Hollywood’s Artivist Festival. It has been translated into several languages and the second film is currently in production. Raoul lives and works in London, where his paintings have been selected for exhibition in the National Portrait Gallery.