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:
“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.
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