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An inspiring documentary from the filmmakers of School Life, 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 hothouse for questioning violence, as the 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. YOUNG PLATO hums with the confidence of youth, a tribute to the power of the possible.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    102 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Ireland, United Kingdom, Belgium
  • Director
    Neasa Ní Chianáin, Declan McGrath
  • Producer
    David Rane, Hanne Phlypo, Céline Nusse, Jackie Doyle