Young Plato

by Neasa Ni Chianáin, Declan McGrath

Contemporary Lives

Italian premiere

genre: doc

(Ireland, France, UK, Belgium / 2021 / 102’)

An observational documentary set in post conflict Belfast’s Ardoyne, where a marginalized, working class community has lived for years 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 mythology of war and of violence, and sometimes challenge the narratives that their parents, peers and socio-economic group dictate.



The film will be available online on MYMOVIES on Monday 13 June at 17.00