RIGHTFOOTED: A Documentary About Jessica Cox is a sponsored project of the International Documentary Association.
“If I can fly a plane, what can you do?”
Jessica is a woman of extreme courage and accomplishment… but she knows that in many places in the world the disabled face so much prejudice that even extreme courage and faith are not enough. In some places in Africa for example, people with disabilities are often perceived as “unwanteds”, punished by angry ancestral spirits. Shunted aside by society, they are rarely accepted into the mainstream world and become beggars. This is the kind of adversity Jessica wants to confront and to change. In 2013, Jessica will be traveling to Ethiopia in partnership with acclaimed NGO Handicap International. She’ll be visiting schools where children with disabilities are being incorporated into the general student population, and engaging local media to spread a message of acceptance and opportunity. She’ll be working directly with the Ethiopian children and their families to show these ostracized kids that the sky truly is the limit for them, if they believe it to be. This is part of her mission in life, and something truly important. By documenting it, Jessica’s methods and message can truly be shared with the world.
RIGHTFOOTED chronicles Jessica’s amazing story of overcoming adversity and her ongoing work to change the lives of other people – disabled and “normal”. Her message is not just about disability, it’s about the importance of being different. That’s a belief she continues to share, group by group, family by family, child by child, and with your help she will reach many, many more people. Jessica’s goal with this film is to touch and inspire anyone who feels different, and create enormous change. This documentary is the incredible story of a woman who would not let even the most severe physical limitations stop her. It’s a universal film that will touch and inspire anyone who feels different for any reason. It is our hope to share Jessica’s story in schools, and on television and via the Internet, all over the world.
This Indiegogo fundraiser will pay for one of the most important segments of our film -- perhaps you would say the heart of our documentary -- Jessica’s trip to Ethiopia and the cost of filming of that trip. (Additional funds will be needed to complete our film but this is an extremely important part of the production.) Jessica’s story is an important one that needs to be shared, and we believe that this documentary will further her important work by promoting change everywhere it is seen. RIGHTFOOTED is about how one person has turned her so-called disability into a powerful tool to change things for others — and Jessica Cox is a symbol for what the human spirit can achieve. Thank you for helping make it possible.
TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION
Your donation is tax deductible!!! Rightfooted is a fiscally sponsored project of the International Documentary Association (IDA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions on behalf of Rightfooted are payable to IDA and are tax deductible less the value of any goods or services received, as allowed by law. The value of goods and services being offered is noted under each donation level. If you would like to deduct the entire donation you have the option to simply decline the reward at check out.
Team on This Campaign:
Director & Producer
Audio Recording Artist
Fiscal Sponsorship, International Documentary Association
Director of HD Videography
Producer, athlete, pilot, advocate and subject!
Handicap International U.S., Dir. Marketing & Communications
Editorial Wonder Woman