Documentaries

Blind Ambition – Sommelier Wine Challenge

The true story of an unlikely team of Zimbabwean refugees turned sommeliers shake up the international wine establishment when they compete in the World Wine Tasting Championships. A sommelier challenge international wine competition.


Runtime : 96 mins
Released : 2022

Film Synopsis:
Having escaped starvation and tyranny in their homeland of Zimbabwe, four refugees have conquered the odds to become South Africa’s top sommeliers.

Winner of the Audience Award at Tribeca Film Festival and Sydney Film Festival, BLIND AMBITION is the inspiring story of four Zimbabwean refugees who conquered the odds to become South Africa’s top sommeliers. Driven by relentless optimism, a passion for their craft and unshakeable national pride, they form Zimbabwe’s first ever wine tasting team and set their sights on the coveted title of ‘World Wine Tasting Champions’.

From the moment they arrive in France to compete, this team of mavericks turns an establishment of privilege and tradition on its head.
A truly uplifting documentary that celebrates just how irrepressible the human spirit can be.

Watch the Trailer:

  

The Filmmaker: Robert Coe, Warwick Ross.
Warwick Ross and Rob Coe are both Australian producers, directors, and writers. Ross is best known for the award-winning feature documentary Red Obsession and the comedy Young Einstein. Coe was an executive producer for Red Obsession and a producer for Beast.

Cast:
Tinashe Nyamudoka,
Pardon Taguzu,
Marlvin Gwese,
Joseph Dhafana

Want to know more? Read the critic written by Robert Daniels from Roger Ebert.

 

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