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Armless Fil-Am wins best documentary at Mirabile Dictu film fest

/ 12:20 AM July 08, 2015
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Jessica Cox with film festival head jurist and noted producer Norbert Blecha. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

SAN FRANCISCO – Filipino American inspirational speaker Jessica Cox’s film, “Right Footed,” won the best documentary film award at the Mirabile Dictu Film Festival in Vatican City.

“Right Footed” received the “Il Pesce d’Argento” (The Silver Fish) for Best Documentary film at the 6th International Catholic Film Festival held from June 22 to June at the Vatican. All the proceedings were held in Italian so Cox said she had no inkling that her film had won until the last moment, when the trailer was shown.

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Cox is recognized internationally as an inspirational speaker. Born without arms, she flies airplanes, drives cars and lives a normal life using her feet as others use their hands. She is the first armless person in aviation history to earn a pilot’s certificate.

The award ceremony took place in the Pinacoteca del Tesoriere, a historic Roman palace that dates to the year 1600 and contains masterpieces of Vasari, Pietro da Cortona, Guercino and Albani.

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