Young Plato

Young Plato

An inspiring documentary from the filmmakers of School Life, YOUNG PLATO charts the dream of maverick, Elvis-loving school headmaster Kevin McArevey who is 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’s Ardoyne, Northern Ireland, becomes a hot house 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.

- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Credits

Director:

  • Declan McGrath

Writers:

  • Declan McGrath
  • Etienne Essery
  • Neasa Ní Chianáin

Producers:

  • Céline Nusse
  • David Rane
  • Declan McGrath
  • Hannah Kelly
  • Hanne Phlypo
  • Jackie Doyle
  • Justin Binding

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