Countering violence with Plato and Nietzsche? Decades after the street fighting ended, life in the Ardoyne area of Belfast remains tense. At a Catholic boys’ school, the visionary teaching staff, led by the head Kevin McArevey, hopes that philosophy will allow them to escape a climate of conflict. Inspiring! Anne Thomé
We present the German premiere of the film.
Writer: Neasa Ní Chianáin, Etienne Essery, Declan McGrath. Camera: Neasa Ní Chianáin. Sound: Reto Stamm, Frédéric Hamelin. Editing: Philippe Ravoet. Music: David Poltrock. Production: Soilsiù Films/Aisling Prod./Clin d’oeil Films/Zadig Prod., ARTE/RTE. Producer: David Rane. Length: 102 min. International Sales: Autlook Filmsales.
No youth rating
Neasa Ní Chianáin
Ní Chianáin studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. She worked as a freelance artistic director on several Irish feature film and television projects. With NO MAN'S LAND she presented her first documentary film in 2001. Her films have been screened and awarded at numerous festivals. Since 2006 she has been co-director of the Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival in Donegal County, Ireland.
NO MAN’S LAND, IE 2001, 52 min.
FRANK NED & BUSY LIZZIE, IE 2004, 53 min.
FAIRYTALE OF KATHMANDU, IE 2007, 60 min.
SCHOOL LIFE, IE/ES 2016, 100 min.
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