There’s a new batch of official pictures for The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, the upcoming drama movie starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maxwell Simba, Lily Banda, Noma Dumezweni, Aissa Maiga, and Joseph Marcell:
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Plot synopsis: “Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine. William (Maxwell Simba), a boy in Malawi, helps his village by building a wind turbine after reading about them in a library book.”
The film is based on a true story, a really inspiring story!
Here’s a first official look at Chiwetel Ejiofor and Maxwell Simba as father and son in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, the upcoming drama movie written and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor:
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Plot synopsis: “William (Maxwell Simba), a boy in Malawi, helps his village by building a wind turbine after reading about them in a library book.”
The future of renewable of energy is bright thanks to people like this boy!
No official release date yet.
Update – A really interesting documentary from the DW about William Kamkwamba:
A hero’s story from Malawi – William and the windmills (1/2) William from Malawi became a media sensation by building windmills in his village. He went on to study in the USA and write a book about his life
A hero’s story from Malawi – William and the windmills (2/2)
A plot synopsis for The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, the upcoming drama movie written and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor (who’s making his directorial debut) based on the book by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer:
Plot synopsis: “The film 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.”
Renewable energy is the way to go!
The cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maxwell Simba, Lily Banda, Noma Dumezweni, Aissa Maiga, Joseph Marcell, and Lemogang Tsipa.
The film has yet to get an official release date.
Stay tuned with us for more details about the movie The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. :)