The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
|Starring||Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joseph Marcell, Lemongang Tsipa, Lily Banda, Maxwell Simba, Noma Dumezweni|
|Writer(s)||Bryan Mealer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, William Kamkwamba|
Adapted from the bestselling book by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” follows 13-year-old William 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 Malawian 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.
Available on Netflix starting March 1, 2019.