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In Ghana, people with disabilities are often neglected and not allowed to work. Disability is seen as a punishment from the gods and results in many disabled Africans becoming beggars. Born with a malformed right leg, Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah has a mission to change the perception of disabled people in Africa and throughout the world.
Never Been Done
Chronicles the life and times of Jon Comer, the first professional skateboarder with a prosthetic leg, and how he overcame losing a leg as a young boy and went on to realize a dream that no one had ever accomplished before.
Out on a Limb
Out on a Limb takes us on a trip through an intriguing science that is changing what it means to lose a limb. From Walter Reed Army Medical Center to university labs across the county, what was once futuristic is occurring now as developments in robotics and neuroscience create a new kind of prosthetics.
How To Train Your Dragon
A hapless young Viking named Hiccup who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself. Hiccup loses a leg and his dragon, Toothless, loses a wing. They both have prosthetics made for them.
Mad Max: Fury Road
A woman, Furiosa, rebels against a tyrannical ruler in post-apocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max. Furiosa has a prosthetic arm.
Men of Honor
Cuba Gooding Jr. portrays Carl Brashear on his journey to become the Navy's first African American diver, who is also an amputee.
A romantic comedy, in which a widowed 37-year-old Italian-American woman, played by Cher, falls in love with her fiancé's estranged, hot-tempered younger brother, who has a wooden prosthetic hand.
Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back
The second in the original trilogy of the epic space opera, Star Wars. The protagonist, Luke Skywalker, loses his right hand, which is replaced with a robotic prosthetic.
Television Characters with a Limb Difference
Jaime Lannister- Game of Thrones (loses hand)
Arizona Robbins- Grey's Anatomy (loses leg)
Nog- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (loses leg)
Edward Elric- Full Metal Alchemist (loses arm)
Merle Dixon- The Walking Dead (loses hand)
Please note that these films do not necessarily portray the experience of any or all individuals who have a limb difference.