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Young Plato

Please note that this event is now archived.
Documentary
Competing | Cercle d'or Meilleur documentaire

Sessions

Saturday, 8 April 2023 | 20:30 La Maison du Cinéma
Wednesday, 12 April 2023 | 12:30 La Maison du Cinéma

                                    Poster of Young Plato

Competing | Cercle d'or Meilleur documentaire

presented by TV5

QUEBEC PREMIERE

Young Plato charts the dream of Elvis-loving school headmaster Kevin McArevey – a maverick who is determined to change the fortunes of an inner-city community plagued by urban decay, sectarian aggression, poverty and drugs.

The all-boys primary school in post-conflict Belfast, Northern Ireland, becomes a hot house for thinking and questioning, as the headmaster encourages the children to see beyond the boundaries and limitations of their community, and sends his young wards home each day armed with the wisdom of the ancient Greek philosophers.

The boys challenge their school-friends, parents and neighbors to find alternatives to violence and prejudice, and to challenge the mythologies of war. Young Plato is full of humour and shines a positive light on contemporary Northern Ireland, offering a model for building a culture of peace in these troubling times

Director

Neasa Ní Chianáin and Declan McGrath

Country

Ireland, Belgium, United Kingdom and France

Year

2021

Duration

1h42

Category

Documentary

Language

English, subtitled in French

Distribution

Soilsiu
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