Blind Ambition + Wine Tasting18

Directed by Robert Coe & Warwick Ross | Australia | 2022 | 1h 37m (+ 45mins tasting) | Shona & French w/ English subtitles

Four Zimbabwean refugees who were forced to flee their home country in search of a better life become Africa’s most unlikely sommeliers competing at the World Wine Blind Tasting Championships – the Olympics of the wine world. An inspiring and immensely enjoyable documentary about four men facing tough competition with an undaunted vision and a dream that goes beyond winning medals.

MAONA presents a special one-off screening of Blind Ambition including a wine tasting session – featuring a selection from award-winning African wine producers. Over 18s only. Max capacity for this screening is 40. 

Reviews

‘It’s heartwarming, inspirational stuff.’
★★★★
Wendy Ide, The Observer

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We showed Blind Ambition + Wine Tasting between December 17, 2022 and December 17, 2022.

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