Celebrating thinking differently: a special screening of Young Plato

Posted on: December 13th, 2022 by mlpEditor

To celebrate the Manchester Lit & Phil’s 242nd birthday, we’re putting on a special screening of Young Plato, a film that is all about thinking differently.

About the film:

Young Plato is an observational documentary set in post-conflict Belfast’s Ardoyne, where a marginalized, 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 illustrating 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.

A trailer of Young Plato can be viewed here.

Event schedule:

  • 10am – HOME opens and refreshments are served in the foyer.
  • 1030am – Welcome in the film screening room (Marina’s Cinema)
  • 1040am – Film begins
  • 1230pm – Film ends. Attendees who have purchased a ticket that includes lunch should proceed to the restaurant

Good to know: Lunch ticket types sales end earlier, on the 17th February.