Young Plato

    • Neasa Ní Chianáin, Declan McGrath
    • Ireland, United Kingdom, France, Belgium
    • 102 min
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    An inspiring documentary charting the dream of Headmaster Kevin McArevey and his dedicated, visionary team who are determined to turn 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 questioning violence, as the determined headmaster sends his young wards home each day armed with the wisdom of the ancient Greek philosophers. The boys challenge their parents and neighbors to forsake the prejudice that has kept this low-level civil war on the boil for decades. A tribute to the power of the possible.

    Credits

    Director
    Neasa Ní Chianáin, Declan McGrath
    Production
    David Rane for Soilsiu Films
    Involved TV Channel
    RTE, BBC UK, ARTE, Al Jazeera Documentary, RTS, RTBF, VPRO, VRT Canvas, YLE

    Contact

    World Sales
    Salma Abdalla for Autlook Filmsales
    Festival Handling
    Salma Abdalla for Autlook Filmsales

    More information

    Available versions
    52' & 102'
    Spoken languages
    English

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