The Wise was shot in Muirhevna Mor, one of Ireland's largest council housing estates. I have lived in Muirhevna Mor for most of my life. This is my community. Like in most council housing estates, there is a stigma attached to the people who live here. However, unlike those on the outside looking in, I can see the strength of the community within this area, despite its constant struggle to overcome this stigma. Sociologist Erving Goffman divided people into three categories - The Stigmatized, The Normal and The Wise. The Wise are those who have been given an insight into the life of the stigmatized person, which has made them 'wise' to their situation and sympathetic towards them.
David Brady • Jacqueline Douglas • Ciarán Dunbar • Scott Leonard • Rachael Lumsden • Sara Marsden • Marie-Therese McCormick • Jan McCullough • David McIlwaine • Catherine McKenna • Clare McLaughlin • Gary Moore • Bryan Morris • Gavin Mullan • Eve O'Connor • Clodagh O'Neill • Paulina Rachanska • Lewis Rankin • Pawel Slaby • Hannah Watson • Bronagh Wilson •