Documentary about cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan to be released 10 months ago

Documentary about cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan to be released

The film has been described as an“exclusive and intimate journey"

A documentary about cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan is set for release.

The documentary simply titled 'Vicky' will tell the mum's story as she comes to terms with her terminal diagnosis.

It will also highlight Vicky's constant efforts to raise awareness about the cervical cancer scandal in Ireland.

The film is directed and produced by Sasha King.

It will run as part of the International Virgin Media Film Festival.

“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.”

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Vicky is set to receive the Freedom of Limerick City this evening.

Ahead of the ceremony, the campaigner spoke to RTÉ Radio 1 about how she has been doing.

She shared that she met up with as many loved ones as possible during the Christmas break.

She said her friends and family were extremely careful and took antigen tests before meeting up with her.

“I did make a conscious decision over the holidays because I don't know where things are going with this. I don't know how much longer I have.

Vicky shared: "I saw as many people as I could...because I thought you know what, if I'm going to get Covid I'm going to get it at this stage," she shared.

The mum added, "But I can't not see my family because I don't know if I'm going to see them again."

The ceremony will be screened online this evening at 6. 30pm. You can watch it here.