Young Plato

An observational documentary set in post-conflict Belfast’s Ardoyne, where a marginalised, working-class community has for generations been plagued by poverty, drugs and guns. This film charts the dream of Headmaster Kevin McArevey and his dedicated team to illustrate how critical thinking and pastoral care can empower children to see beyond the boundaries of their own community. Young Plato shows us how philosophy can encourage children to question the mythologies of war and of violence, and challenge the narratives of their parents, peers and social group.


127 minutes

Country of origin:
Belgium, France and Ireland

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