Young Plato

Young Plato

Country/ies
Belgium
France
Production
Aisling Productions (Ireland); Soilsiu (Ireland); Clin d'Oeil Films (Belgium); Zadig Productions (France)
Editor
Lenght
102
Original Language
Original language
Status
Completed
Completed in
2021
Eurodoc Participant
Declan McGrath
Eurodoc Producer
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Year participation
2019
Distribution

An observational documentary set in post conflict Belfast’s Ardoyne, where a marginalized, working class community has for generations been plagued by poverty, drugs and guns. This film charts the dream of Headmaster Kevin McArevey and his dedicated visionary team, illustrating how critical thinking and pastoral care can empower and encourage children to see beyond the boundaries and limitations of their own community. We see how philosophy can encourage them to question the mythologies of war and of violence, and challenge the narratives of their community.

Festivals & Awards

World Premiere at DOC NYC 2021 (Main Competition), Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2022 (Special Jury Award), CPH:DOX 2022 (Highlight Section),Greenwich International Film Festival 2022 (Honorable Mention), 

DOK.Fest München (Best of Fests)