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"An inspiring documentary on first Zimbabwean wine-tasting team" - The Guardian ★★★★


Recipient of the 2021 Audience Award for Best Documentary Film Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival, Blind Ambition is an immensely enjoyable documentary that profiles the unique lives of four sommeliers as they travel to France to enter the World Wine Tasting Championship.


Joseph, Marlvin, Pardon and Tinashe are refugees who escaped violence in Zimbabwe to build new lives in neighbouring South Africa. Each of them struggled in the new country, facing prejudice and economic hardship as they supported their families. Finding jobs as waiters, each soon discovered a taste for the complex subtleties of wine. They all committed themselves to the art and ascended to the rank of sommelier, and after meeting each other, they decided to form a team to enter the Olympics of the wine tasting world in France.

Rating Information:
infrequent strong language, brief real violence
Run time:
97 mins
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Robert Coe & Warwick Ross
Pardon Taguzu, Joseph Dhafana, Denis Garret
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