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Mario García Torres, Tea 1391/2012. Afghanistan/Mexico.
Tea is an essay film documenting an artistic gesture surrounding Alighiero Boetti’s One Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan. What does it mean to return to a place while visiting it for the first time? How a guest can become a host due to a years-late arrival? How far, really, is Afghanistan from Mexico? These questions, as they pertain to the relationship between Boetti and Mario Garcia Torres, are considered in the film. In Dari, English, Spanish; English subtitles. 64 min.
Directed by Mario Garcia Torres.

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Tea (1391), 35 mm color film transferred to video 64', Dari, English and Spanish (with English subtitles), Afghanistan / Mexico. Voices, Eva Sangiorgi and Mario Garcia Torres; Editor, Armando Mercado; Director of Photography, Jalal Houssaini and Vicente Pouso; Sound and Music Director, Rene Garza Aldape; Production, Abassin Nessar and Aman Mojadidi; Production Assistant, Eduardo Villarreal; Special effects, Jens Kull; Location Scouting, Jesús Mario García, Raul Sanmiguel and Alighiero Boetti; Written and Directed by Mario García Torres

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