Make It Work: The Launch (USA, Ecuador, 30 min)
Directed by Kern Konwiser
A neurobiology PhD student seeks to fulfill a childhood dream of bringing state of the art prosthetics to the third world. Made from parts costing less than $50, his robotic hand is indestructible and delivers sensory feedback to the wearer that doesn’t exist in even the most expensive commercial devices. Now he’s ready to take it out of the lab and into the world on “patient #1”, a Muslim spiritual leader thousands of miles away in Ecuador.