2023 Travelling Docudays UA

Young Pla­to

director: Neasa Ní Chianáin, Declan McGrath
Ireland, UK, France, Belgium2022102’
In English with Ukrainian subtitles. Content warning: bullying.
In English with Ukrainian subtitles. Content warning: bullying.
eng: Notification

the film is no longer available

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, visionary team. It illustrates how critical thinking and pastoral care can empower and encourage children to see beyond the boundaries and limitations of their own community. We see how philosophy can encourage them to question the mythologies of war and of violence, and sometimes challenge the narratives their parents, peers and socio-economic group would dictate.


Neasa Ní Chianáin, Declan McGrath


David Rane (producer), Hanne Phlypo, Jackie Doyle, Céline Nusse, Declan McGrath (co-producers)


Neasa Ní Chianáin


Frédéric Hamelin, Reto Stamm


Soilsiú Films in co-production with Clin d’oeil films, Zadig Productions & Aisling Productions


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