ENCOUNTERS 2022: Young Plato

Fri. Jun 24, 2022 at 8:30pm SAST
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Price: R70.00
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Price: R70.00
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Every year since our founding in 2010, The Bioscope has proudly hosted screenings of The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival.

Always a highlight in our calendar, the festival returns to The Bioscope once again with screenings from 24 June - 3 July. Tickets are R70.



World Premiere

Dir. Neasa Ni Chianáin, Declan McGrath

Ireland/United Kingdom/Belgium | 2021 | 102 min

Set in still war-torn Belfast, Young Plato carefully documents headmaster Kevin McArevey’s attempt to place philosophy at the centre of his school, both in terms of the curriculum and a more general approach to education, including conflict resolution. In a community plagued by poverty, drugs and violence, and still haunted by the divisions of the past, the approach taken by McArevey and his dedicated team delivers rich, if incremental, dividends. By placing critical thinking and mutual respect at the centre, the community and their children are empowered to think beyond their boundaries and limitations. The film celebrates the power of philosophy not as an esoteric concept but as an approach to dealing with the challenges of daily life and a way of questioning the mythologies and narratives around war and violence.



The new Bioscope location is set to be a 47 seater cinema. We are however selling far less in order for there to be space to sit apart from other members of the public. We ask you to please keep your mask on the entire time within the cinema premises. Drinks and snacks will be on sale and can be consumed during the film, but please consider those around you when your mask is off for this. 44 Stanley is largely an open air shopping centre, and The Bioscope has a great outside space directly outside the cinema that public can make use of. Within the cinema, we will also make use of temperature reading, air filtering, and constant cleaning to make sure that The Bioscope remains a safe and hygienic experience.

After purchasing tickets, if you experience any COVID related symptoms, or come into contact with anyone who has tested positive, we ask you to please not attend the screening. Please understand that The Bioscope will not be able to refund you this ticket. We are happy however for you to give your ticket to someone else that can attend. If this is not possible, we would be happy to exchange your ticket for a future screening. This can all be coordinated via email at [email protected]

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The Bioscope at 44 Stanley. 44 Stanley Avenue, Braamfontein Werf
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2092
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