Cleveland International Film Festival } March 27 – April 7, 2019 } Tower City Cinemas

Right Footed

 

Year: 2015
Country: USA, ETHIOPIA, PHILIPPINES
Run Time: 82 minutes

Right Footed
Right Footed
Right Footed

How many times have you complained about life, only to be told, "it could be worse?" It sounds clichéd, but it's completely true. Born without arms, Jessica Cox's future didn't seem bright. Her mother worried about her constantly and was prepared to take care of her daughter for the rest of her life. Feeling restricted by the idea of mechanical arms, Jessica decided to ditch them when she saw a woman using her feet to do everything arms could. Jessica eventually became completely independent, even learning to drive and fly planes with her feet. She now uses her story to fight for the rights of the disabled, both here in America and abroad. RIGHT FOOTED follows her remarkable journey to third-world countries, where the handicapped are often treated like second-class citizens. It also details her battle with the U.S. Congress, where the lack of progress on the issue is troubling. This uplifting documentary gives weight to another age-old saying: "you can do anything you set your mind to." This extraordinary young woman proves it over and over again in this exceptional story. –E.F.

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Sidebar
Women of the World

Competition
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

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Join Jessica Cox and Filmmaker Nick Spark on an Inspiring Journey

Director
Nick Spark

Nick Spark is a novelist and documentary filmmaker from Tuscon, Arizona. He received an M.F.A. in Film Production from the University of California's School of Cinema-Television. Spark wrote the script for the 2009 Emmy Award-winning film, "The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club."

Filmography
"Regulus: The First Nuclear Missile Submarines" (2002), RIGHT FOOTED (2015)

Producers
Nick Spark, Mona Lisa Yuchengco

Cinematography
William Megalos

Editing
Susan Metzger

Featuring
Jessica Cox, Patrick Chamberlain

Print Source

Film Sponsors

Donna and Stewart Kohl

McGregor

Community Partners

International Women's Air & Space Museum

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