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Tea Time

Premiered July 27, 2015

Ritual is often associated with powerful and impersonal institutions, but for five Chilean women, ritual centers on a monthly gathering that has sustained them through 60 years of personal and societal change. Tea Time is a charming and poignant look at how a seemingly mundane routine of tea and pastries has helped the well-heeled participants commemorate life's joys and cope with infidelity, illness and death. A celebration of the small things that help us endure, Tea Time, filmed over five years, illuminates a beautiful paradox: As familiar worlds slip away, friendships grow ever stronger and more profound.

Tea Time, an Official Selection of the 2014 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), is a co-production of Micromundo Producciones E.I.R.L. and ITVS International, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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