RAMADAN IN EUROPE
Director(s): Andreas PICHLER – Writer(s): Andreas PICHLER Contact Print page
Among them, 40 million Europeans - 12 million alone in the countries of our protagonists: the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France.
Ramadan is the most important period of the year for them and, for those living in Europe, this is a challenging time when their “double identity” as Muslims and European citizens, is most exposed...
What is the place of Muslims in European society? Can Islam be European? These are questions that have dominated the public debate in Europe…following the terror attacks, the flow of refugees arriving in Europe or even Brexit. How do Muslims see their life in Europe? How do they reconcile their faith and cultural identity with secular European society?
The film aims to give a different view on Muslims in Europe and, at the same time, a fresh perspective of Europe as they see it...as Muslims and as Europeans.
“Ramadan in Europe” will go on a journey, immersing itself into the daily lives of Muslims from all walks of life and in several European countries during Ramadan of 2019. While filming our protagonists in their family and social environment as well as at work or at community activities, we will see how they adapt their ancient tradition to the context of Modern Europe….