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Vicky Phelan documentary film – a still from the documentary ‘Vicky,’ which will open the 2022 IndieCork festival on October 2nd.

This powerful film tells the inspirational story of Vicky Phelan’s personal journey and heroic work to uncover the Irish CervicalCheck scandal

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Vicky Phelan documentary is to open this year’s IndieCork festival

Vicky, the award winning Irish documentary, will open the 10th IndieCork festival at the Gate Cinema in Cork City on October 2nd, ahead of its general nationwide release on October 7th through Volta Pictures. The Vicky Phelan documentary film won Best Irish Documentary as voted by Dublin Film Critics Circle at Dublin International Film Festival 2022.

In 2018 on the steps of the High Court in Dublin, Vicky Phelan gave a now infamous address where she exposed the CervicalCheck scandal. A subsequent investigation revealed over 220 women were affected, while 17 women had already died.

Vicky is a profound and intimate journey into the Kilkenny native’s fight to expose the truth. It also delves into Vicky’s personal fight to extend her life.

Commenting on the news that the Vicky Phelan documentary is to open this year’s IndieCork festival, co-director Mick Hannigan said it’s a fitting choice, “’Vicky’ is a powerful film telling the story of an extraordinary Irish woman and her fight for justice. It’s an absolute honour to open our 10th anniversary festival with the film. As well as being the biggest showcase of Independent filmmaking in Ireland, IndieCork prides itself on platforming female directors. ‘Vicky,’ directed by the brilliant Sasha King, is one of many films in this year’s programme with women at the helm, and we’re delighted about that.”

Director of Vicky, Sasha King said, “It is an absolute honour to be chosen as the opening film of the prestigious independent festival IndieCork. It took a tribe of formidable and determined women to help this film see a release. And for that, I am very grateful. We are very excited to bring our film to the big screen in Cork.” 

IndieCork runs at the Gate Cinema from October 2nd to 9th with a diverse programme of international, Irish and local filmmakers. In addition, there will be an online offering from October 2nd to 16th. The festival is once again sponsored by Blacknight Solutions, Ireland’s largest web host and domain registrar. 

The music side of the festival will be announced at a later date but promises to be packed with special events and performances. IndieCork is Ireland’s only arts festival in shared ownership, meaning that members own the festival and have a say in its development. 

Tickets will be on sale from The Gate Cinema at HERE.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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