Chris­tians that don’t adhere to the true faith are simply heathens’, the manager of the Dutch Reformed book­store in Rijssen, Over­i­jssel thinks. Belcampo grew up in this SGP bastion and in his book Het grote gebeuren called it the only town that is as untouched as on the day of the Creation. With some irony, he describes how the dreaded Judge­ment Day will come about. Still, among today’s thirty thou­sand inhab­i­tants are some one thou­sand Muslims. How big the gap is between them and the adher­ents to the true faith’ becomes clear during council meet­ings in 2010, when the Turk Sahin Yilmaz stands a fair chance to become the first Islamic coun­cillor. The film follows a few orig­inal and foreign’ inhab­i­tants of Rijssen in their daily lives. While the imam preaches freedom of reli­gion and his fellow believers empha­sise the simi­lar­i­ties between Chris­tianity and Islam, some members of the Reformed church see Islam as an alien heresy.

Title: Rijssens stille oorlog
Year: 2010
Duration : 52 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2010

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