Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Right Footed

Year: 2015
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.

CIFF40 Screenings

Saturday, April 02, 2016 at 3:35 PM

Sunday, April 03, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Women of the World

Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Related Daily Postings
Join Jessica Cox and Filmmaker Nick Spark on an Inspiring Journey

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."

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

Nick Spark, Mona Lisa Yuchengco

William Megalos

Susan Metzger

Jessica Cox, Patrick Chamberlain

Film Contact

Community Partner

Achievement Centers for Children

Donate >


Your donation helps fulfill our mission to promote artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition.

Sign up for our email newsletter

  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram
  • youtube
  • flickr
  • alexa
  • foursquare



We promise you, it will make a difference!

Give Today