I don’t care where you live in the world. There are some garbage humans ruining it for the rest of us. Whether that’s that one neighbor who no one likes, a person with too much power that can’t be trusted to do the right thing, or you’re an authoritarian and tyrant who was responsible for widespread human rights violations, there can be a moment when you just can’t take anymore. And, directors Robert Coe and Warwick Ross are here to tell such a story.

Having escaped starvation and tyranny in their homeland of Zimbabwe, four refugees have 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.

Watching this trailer just made me feel good.

The goosebumps all over my arm as I watched these guys go from having zero clue about wine to being able to go toe to toe with some of the best wine tasters in the world caught me off-guard. I don’t know why this, of all the stories I see presented in trailers every week, somehow struck an emotional note in my heart. These are underdogs, they are facing adversity, they’re new to this kind of experience, yet you’re cheering them on more and more as the trailer goes on.

Every moment we’re given was well-balanced to show just enough backstory in telling us what brings us all together and, more importantly, why we should care about any of it.

The story is inspiring; the positivity radiates like a 50,000 watt bulb from these guys who had every right to be angry and bitter about the world but chose passion and dedication. No question, this is going to be touted as a feel-good story, but this feels more important than that. It feels like a story that many of us need right now in our lives. Or, maybe that’s just me.

Blind Ambition debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 10th

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