BLIND AMBITION is the inspiring story of four Zimbabwean men who form their country’s first Wine Tasting Olympics team and the mission that drives them to compete. These four friends have beaten the odds to become South Africa’s top sommeliers after escaping starvation and tyranny in their homeland of Zimbabwe. Driven by relentless optimism, a passion for their craft and a sense of national pride, they form Zimbabwe’s first national wine tasting team and set their sights on winning the coveted top spot at the World Blind Wine Tasting Championships—the Olympics of wine tasting, held annually in France. This is a feel-good underdog story that draws inevitable comparisons to Cool Runnings; the friendly banter and easy camaraderie among the Zimbabwean team is a joy to watch. You don’t have to be a wine connoisseur to appreciate Blind Ambition’s uplifting message and playful charm.

In English, Shona, French with English subtitles.

Released theatrically on October 7th at the Hot Docs cinema in Toronto, and will be available nationally on October 25th on VOD, iTunes, etc.

About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.