The film will premiere at Dublin International Film Festival on February 24th
A documentary on Cervical Check campaigner, Vicky Phelan has been given the nod for a Human Rights on Film Award. The film is one of five films announced by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) in the running for the 2022 Human Rights on Film Award.
The 'vital' and 'intimate' documentary, made by Sasha King, is set to be screened at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival. While a premier showing of the film will be screened at the Light House Cinema in Smithfield, Dublin on Thursday February 24 @ 6pm.
The synopsis for the film reads: “In 2018, on the steps of The High Court, Vicky Phelan gave a now-infamous address where she exposed one of the worst women’s health scandals in Irish history: the cervical cancer debacle.
“Vicky is an exclusive 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.”
A six-strong jury, chaired by disability and LGBTQ+ rights activist Suzy Byrne, will decide on the winning film. Joining Suzy on the panel is former journalist, Vincent Browne, citizenship rights activist Emma de Souza, founder and managing director of First Music Contact Angela Doran, and filmmakers Paul Rice and Liam Montgomery.