The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

Genre
Drama
Release Date
March 01, 2019
Studio
Netflix
Official Site
http://www.netflix.com/title/80200047
Genre
Drama
Release Date
March 01, 2019
MPAA Rating
-
Duration
113 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
Netflix
Official Site
http://www.netflix.com/title/80200047
Director
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Producer
Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan
Screenwriter
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Starring
  • Maxwell Simba
  • Lily Banda
  • Aissa Maiga
  • Joseph Marcell
  • Lemogang Tsipa
  • Noma Dumezweni

Based on the incredible true story, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" follows 13-year-old Kamkwamba (newcomer Maxwell Simba) who is thrown out of the school he loves when his family can no longer afford the fees. Sneaking back into the school library, he finds a way, using the bones of the bicycle belonging to his father Trywell (Chiwetel Ejiofor), to build a windmill which then saves his village from famine.

The emotional journey of a father and his exceptional son at its heart, William's tale captures the incredible determination of a boy whose inquisitive mind overcame every obstacle in his path. Key themes from the film aim to raise awareness around environmental sustainability and the power of education.