Young Plato (12a)
Dir: Neasa Ní Chianáin | Ireland / Belgium / France | 2022 | 101 mins
This film has been programme in partnership with Eastbourne Film Society and the screening on 13 October will be introduced by EFS Chair, Mansel Stimpson.
In the heart of post-Troubles Belfast’s Ardoyne, an all-boys primary school headteacher invokes the wisdom of ancient Greek philosophers to restore hope in a battered community plagued by urban decay, sectarian aggression, poverty and drugs.
Neasa Ní Chianáin’s warm, funny, and inspiring documentary explores the work of Kevin McArevey (noted admirer of Elvis, martial arts, and classical philosophy) and his visionary team, showing how critical thinking and pastoral care can empower the children in his care. Using philosophy, McArevey encourages them to question the mythologies of violence they have grown up with, challenge the longstanding narratives of their community, and imagine a more peaceful future.
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