Jessica Cox earned a black belt in Taekwondo and a pilot certificate, and a host of admirers for achieving these things and more without benefit of arms. Cox, who was born without arms, has long encouraged others to overcome their own challenges and is the subject of an award-winning documentary, Right Footed, now available on DVD.
Filmed in Africa, the Philippines, and locations in the U.S., the movie documents Cox’s personal journey, including her aviation journey from flight training and first solo to her certification, as well her present mission of campaigning for the rights of people with disabilities around the world through advocacy and work with nongovernment organizations. Producer and director Nick Spark captured the story of how Cox transformed “from victim to conqueror, showing how determination can overcome most anything,” according to a news release, adding that the film goes beyond Cox’s personal transformation and her determination to fly and is also a story about the triumph of human spirit.
Right Footed is available online in DVD form, along with movie posters, and the documentary also can be streamed from several online platforms:
AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum (Time Warner Cable), DirecTV, and DISH Network subscribers also can access the movie on demand.