New Hands - Within Reach

Gudmundur Felix lost both arms in a horrible work accident in 1998, when he climbed a high voltage mast for repair work. His biggest wish is to hug his daughters and Felix is set on getting an arms transplant. He swims against the current for 20 years to make this happen. The waiting is endless and the health care system is not in favor of revolutionary methods needed for a transplant of this magnitude. In the end a miracle is within arms reach, thanks to cutting edge progress in modern medicine.

About the film

  • Type
  • National Premiere Date
    August 30, 2018, Bíó Paradís
  • Length
    62 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic, English
  • Original Title
    Nýjar hendur - Innan seilingar
  • International Title
    New Hands - Within Reach
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
  • Color
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP, English subtitles.

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