Vicky β€’ CIFF 2023


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U.S. Premiere
Sunday, March 4 β€’ 11:10 AM

As Ireland mourns the loss of heroic healthcare campaigner Vicky Phelan (1974–2022), this sensitive portrait reveals all sides of an extraordinary woman. Following the discovery that her smear test results were incorrect β€” a fact that had been withheld from her, delaying diagnosis and negatively impacting on treatment for her cervical cancer β€” Phelan realized that other women may have been similarly affected. She took a case to the Irish High Court, but she resolutely refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement and vowed to fight for justice for other women suffering the same plight. Phelan's bravery in the service of others has changed the course of Irish women's healthcare and shows what one person can achieve when they use their voice for the greater good. Sasha King portrays an eloquent and compassionate warrior in this inspiring story of courage, hope and resilience. (Note adapted from Irish Film Institute.) Official Selection, 2022 Dublin and Cork film festivals.

Credits: DIR/SCR/PROD Sasha King; PROD Vicky Phelan, Bill Snodgrass. Ireland, 2022, color, 89 min. NOT RATED

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