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  • Studio/K Bioscoop 62 Timorplein Amsterdam, NH, 1094 Netherlands (map)

Theatre therapy for female prisoners on the outskirts of Minsk, photographic footage of Tashkent’s revolutionary youth, stories of a vacated Red Light District brothel, cold Belarusian Summer soup, popular mythologies of HIV/AIDS in a post-Soviet world, medicines vs poison, ChemSex and ‘slamming’ cultures of Amsterdam, queer visibility in contemporary Uzbekistan and a delightful, not-so-contemporary rice dish straight out of the ancient Silk Route.

These are just some of the ingredients of PLOV #1, the first edition of a series of cultural evenings combining mixed visual arts, culinary experiences and cinematographic impressions of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

The programme is brought to you by AFEW Culture Initiative, in collaboration with IDFA and Studio/K.


(ART 16h00 — 22h00) Four visual artists-in-residence — Hanna Zubkova (Minsk/Paris), Hassan Kurbanbaev (Tashkent), Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov (Moscow) and Lado Darakhvelidze (Kutaisi/Arnhem) showcasing their ongoing artistic interventions.

(FOOD 18h00 — 19h45) Two courses — [starter] Okroshka beetroot and kefir soup and [main] Plov (Pilaf).

(CINEMA 19h45 — 21h30) One documentary — IDFA’s official selection “Debut” by Anastasiya Miroshnichenko (Belarus, 2017).

Movie and Dinner: €20,00
Movie only €9,50 [Cineville Cards Accepted]
Dinner only €15,00

Write us at, or call Studio/K at (+31) 020 692 0422.

Later Event: June 19