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Young Plato

English title: Young Plato
Original title: Young Plato
German title: Young Plato
Ireland, Belgium, FRance, 2021

Director: McGrath, Declan & Chianáin, Neasa Ní
Production company: Soilsiu Films
Length: 102 min.
Film genre: Documentary

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.

DocNYC IFF 2021, Dublin IFF 2022, Thessaloniki Doc. IFF 2022 (awarded), CPH:DOX, Copenhagen 2022, Seattle IFF 2022, Docfest Munich 2022, Gijon IFF 2022, Transilvania IFF Bucharest 2023

Website: youngplato.com

World sales address/es:
Soilsiu (IR)