In a city where great emphasis is put on material and monetary success, the most evident problems of poverty is often overlooked. Education is the inner city is a hot button issue that has yet to see any substantial improvement. Countless schools are being closed due to failing students. The Lottery looks at four families from The Bronx and Harlem who are patiently waiting to find out their young children’s educational fate. These kids’ futures depend on a lottery that, if won, would land them in a charter school. Charter schools are the saviors for a crippled NYC education system. I can’t wait to see the full film.