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Young Plato

Soilsiú Films
Soilsiú Films
Young Plato 1200 x 600 Case Study
Project Type
Feature Documentary
Young Plato
Release Date
Irish Partner
Soilsiú Films
Funding Strand
Slate Development
Year Funded

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YOUNG PLATO is an observational documentary set in post conflict Belfast’s Ardoyne, where a marginalised working class community has been plagued by poverty, drugs and guns.

It's also a portrait of headmaster, Kevin McArevey, and his visionary team who empower primary school children to see beyond the boundaries and limitations of their own community.

Made by Declan McGrath and Neasa Ní Chianáin, the documentary was supported in development by MEDIA Slate Funding awarded to Soilsiú Films.

  • Special Jury Award (Silver Alexander), Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2021
  • Best Human Rights Doc at Dublin IFF 2021
  • IFTA Best Feature Documentary 2021
  • Shortlisted for Best Feature Documentary for the 38th IDA (US) Documentary Awards 2022
  • Shortlisted for BIFA (UK) Best Doc Awards 2022


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