‘JustUs’ acknowledges that this society is made up of communities with differing histories and different narrative readings of their past.
It is a society comprised of people who in the main see themselves as Irish, British or Northern Irish as well as others who have come here to work and live.
By using different voices and different sets of experiences of young people living here ‘JustUs’ gives honest and direct expression to these differences with the aim of maximising understanding of the other person’s or other community’s point of view.
Through these different voices they come to learn the thoughts and feelings of young people like, and unlike, themselves as they talk about their own particular sense of identity, what it means for them to live here, their growing awareness and understanding of the history of this place and their attitudes to some of the more challenging and controversial issues and events of today.
In the programme they will hear other young people talk about what it means for them to be: British, Irish, Portuguese, Polish or East Timorese and why all of them see this place as home.
We hear young people articulate their sense of identity in a place that can be both welcoming and hostile to the new and different and we listen to them talk about what it is like for them to live in a land where they can be viewed as either an asset or a threat.