As someone who was born and raised in Zimbabwe, this movie meant a lot to me. These guys overcame the most incredible adversities and rose to the top of their game. And despite the hardships, they are still proud of our beautiful Zimbabwe. This movie is a roller coaster ride that will leave you feeling inspired. Pamberi be Zimbabwe.
Reviewed by extraplay-618388 / 10
This had all the emotional, storytelling, riveting storyline that makes for a good documentary and actually a good film; I would really like to have a follow up story about this.
This says a lot about Black Africans in a subtle way and a reflection on what Africa truly looks like.
Reviewed by Rb281710 / 10
Inspiring, beautiful film
Unlike every other documentary film on wine that centers around the world of a privileged few working in an elite and closed-off industry, inaccessible to the rest of the world, Blind Ambition portrays an inspiring and joyous journey of four Zimbabwean refugees working in South Africa, who through sheer perseverance, make their way to become their nation's champion team in the World Wine Tasting Championship - essentially the Olympics of wine.
While exploring the devastating realities of the Black immigrant experience in South Africa and the pervading racism inherent in the wine industry, the movie somehow maintains an uplifting tone throughout and is filled with instances of humor and pure joy. In just 1 hr 30 minutes, the film manages to go deep enough to put so many things into perspective while simultaneously leaving you feeling inspired.
This is essential viewing not just for those interested in the wine industry but for anyone who loves a good underdog story. One of the most moving films I've seen in a while.