Tea Time

Friends from infancy, a group of elderly Chilean friends common history helps them overcome their differences through a 60-year friendship.

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Series
POV
Premiere Date
July 27, 2015
Length
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
International

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The Film

A group of elderly Chilean friends come together to take tea once a month for 60 years. Friends from the infancy, they attended the same religious college, but having lived through a period of radical historical upheaval, they find themselves changed and shaped in different ways by their life's experience. In their monthly get-togethers, the argue and disagree, but ultimately try to find their common ground.

They wax nostalgic in their common past and fight through infirmities to stick together. They spend the evenings around the table, and bring the past into the present. Nothing can divide them, it seems, until the absence of one makes them face the inevitable conclusion.

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