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Suburban God

26 minutes

What place does God have in an affluent, suburban world? A pastor explores

‘What could God still mean to you?’

Studies have shown that as wealth and education in a society increase, religiosity tends to wane. But is there still a place for God in affluent, more secular societies? In Suburban God, a liberal Protestant pastor travels door-to-door in IJburg, a planned neighbourhood in Amsterdam made up of modern apartments built on artificial islands, to discuss residents’ views on God, religion and faith.

Director: Elsbeth Fraanje

Producer: Katja Draaijer, Frank Hoeve

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