The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
William Kamkwamba is a 13-year-old living with his family in rural Malawi. After a famine forces him to leave school, William sets his exceptional mind to coming up with a solution.
William Kamkwamba is a 13-year-old living with his family in rural Malawi. As growing industrialisation of the land and then famine threaten to destroy his family and his community, William is thrown out of the school he loves when his parents can no longer afford the fees. William sets his exceptional mind to come up with a solution, and sneaking back into the school library, he finds a way. First, though, he must convince his father Trywell to allow him to use the bones of his bicycle to build a windmill to irrigate the land.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
Away From Me
Berk and The Virtual Band
|William Kamkwamba||Maxwell Simba|
|Trywell Kamkwamba||Chiwetel Ejiofor|
|Agnes Kamkwamba||Aissa Maiga|
|Annie Kamkwamba||Lily Banda|
|Edith Sikelo||Noma Dumezweni|
|Chief Wimbe||Joseph Marcell|