Find out more at: http://www.pbs.org/pov/teatime
“Tea Time” will air July 27, 2015 on PBS. Check local listings.
A documentary film by Maite Alberdi
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. A co-production of ITVS International. Official Selection of the 2014 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.