The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Synopsis

    13-year-old Kamkwamba 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, to build a windmill that 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.

    Credits

    Starring:

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maxwell Simba, Lily Banda, Noma Dumezweni, Edith Sikelo, Aissa Maiga, Joseph Marcell, Lemogang Tsipa

    Director:

    Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Producers:

    Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan

    Screenplay:

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, based on the novel of the same name, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

    Sales agent:

    Cornerstone Films

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