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Young Plato - screening & conversation

Young Plato
Ciné - 234 West Hancock Ave, Downtown Athens
Special Information:
co-sponsored with Office of Research, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts Department of Classics, Department of English, Department of Philosophy, Department of Political Science, & Department of Theatre and Film Studies

The documentary Young Plato tells the story of Kevin McArevey, the headmaster of an all-boys primary school in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and his novel approach to addressing issues of poverty, inner-city decay, and the legacy of sectarian violence that are deeply embedded in his students’ lives: through the teaching and application of Classical philosophy. By encouraging the students to identify and examine fundamental questions about themselves, each other, and the society into which they were born, McArevey is determined to change their outlook on life, and the future of their community. 

The screening will be preceded by a conversation with the documentary’s co-director, Neasa Ní Chianáín and Ian Altman, faculty in English and language arts at Clarke Central High School. Afterwards there will be a discussion with Aaron Meskin, professor and head of the UGA department of philosophy and philosophy teaching assistant Rissa Willis. 

 

 

 

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