The Iron Man is the story of Irish artist and poet Michael Thatcher’s incredible battle with terminal cancer, following the last two years of his life.

Coming from a family devastated by cancer and frustrated with the pharmaceutical “cancer industry” and their cynical attempts to keep people alive just long enough to bleed them dry, Michael began researching alternative cannabinoid treatments being used to fight and cure cancer to great effect around the world today.

Then, inspired by the work of renowned Israeli organic chemist Professor Raphael Mechoulam, Michael set about growing his own crop of cannabis in his garden shed which he then distilled into a cannabis oil and began to treat himself…with startling effects. This incredible, awe-inspiring journey took Michael Thatcher thousands of miles across the globe with an unbeatable positivity that will touch everyone who spends an hour in his company.

Film selected by DAS

Principally funded by the Arts Council and supported by City Council