The inspiring story of Jessica Cox, who was born without arms as a result of a birth defect but managed to learn to fly an airplane with her feet, Right Footed follows Jessica as she becomes a mentor for children and a disability rights advocate working in the USA and abroad.
Documentary | 2016
Jessica Cox, Patrick Chamberlain, Inez Cox, William Cox
Right Footed tells the story of 29-year-old Jessica Cox, who was born without arms as a result of a birth defect but has turned her so-called disability into a powerful tool to inspire people and create change. The film chronicles Jessica’s long struggle to become fully independent and licensed as the world’s first armless airplane pilot—flying with one foot on the yoke and the other on the throttle. In the wake of her first solo flight, Right Footed follows Jessica for a period of two years as she becomes a disability rights activist, working in both the developing world and Washington, D.C. while also mentoring children with disabilities and their families. The film shares Jessica’s journey to promote opportunity and inclusion for people with disabilities, while simultaneously advocating for ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD), the most significant international disability rights treaty in history.
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