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.
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maxwell Simba, Lily Banda, Noma Dumezweni, Edith Sikelo, Aissa Maiga, Joseph Marcell, Lemogang Tsipa
Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan
Chiwetel Ejiofor, based on the novel of the same name, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
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