The inspirational story of one Irish woman's plight for justice while battling life-threatening cancer will arrive in theatres very soon.
Vicky Phelan is a household name in Ireland. Her intense and profound story has unfolded through various forms since 2018, mostly on TV screens with appearances on 'The Late Late Show' with Ryan Tubridy or in a Virgin Media Television special of 'The Big Interview'. Now, her full documentary will be told in cinemas across the country next month.
'Vicky', directed by Sasha King, will follow her fight for justice as the CervicalCheck debacle began to make headlines at home and internationally. As we can see in the trailer for the film below, the lawyer was wrongly told a cervical smear test she had received in 2011 was "normal"; she was not diagnosed with cancer until 2014.
The film won Best Irish Documentary at the Dublin International Film Festival.
During her campaign, Vicky began to think that there may be other Irish women out there who could have also been affected by an incorrect smear test - and more than 200 other women who were also diagnosed with cancer at a later date came forward.
Described as a true "latter day warrior Queen", Vicky’s selfless courage in the service of others has since changed healthcare for Irish women and shows what the actions of one person can achieve when they use their voice for the greater good.
In 2018 on the steps of the High Court in Dublin, Vicky Phelan gave a now infamous address where she exposed one of the worst women’s health scandals in Irish History, the CervicalCheck debacle. 'Vicky' is a profound and intimate journey into not only her fight to expose the truth of what happened for all women but also her own personal fight to stay alive.
'Vicky' will be in cinemas from October 7.