Borscht Solidarity Screening(s)


Screening & borscht


RET building, Waalhavenoostzijde 1, Rotterdam
7pm Tuesday 1st March


Filmhuis Cavia, Van Hallstraat 52-I, Amsterdam

7pm Sunday 6th March


Tickets: €10/€15/€20

With these two screenings we want to share the work of our friends from the Ukrainian film collective Freefilmers. Freefilmers is a union of like-minded filmmakers, making work which focuses on human life, struggle for equality and freedom. The organisation promotes independent filmmaking in Ukraine, especially in its eastern part, and works towards the decentralisation of cultural processes. Currently, they are organising different forms of resistance against the ongoing Putinist invasion and occupation. 

These are very special screenings of short films by Ukrainian collective Freefilmers & friends to support the community of underground artists and cultural workers who suffer from Putinist Russia’s aggression. The money is needed for relocation to safer places, medical help and basic needs.


Programme (duration 1h):
“Я / I”, Sashko Protyah & Vasyl Lyah, 4min, 2021
“Totally Stranger”, Oleksandr Surovtsov, 13min, 2018
“Cosmos”, Natasha Tzeliuba, 11min, 2019
“Territory of Empty Windows”, Zoya Laktionova, 10min, 2021
“The secret, the girl and the boy”, Oksana Kazmina, 13min, 2018
“МЫ / We”, Sashko Protyah & Vasyl Lyah, 7min, 2021

Solidarity tickets also available for those who can’t make it to the event but want to show support. Please email us and we can arrange this. If you want to make a larger donation you can use this link:


The event takes place on the ground floor. The RET building has two steps leading up to the front door. Films will be subtitled in English; unfortunately we don’t have closed captions available for this screening. If you have any access requirements you would like us to address please reply to this email or get in touch via social media.