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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

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Synopsis

13-year-old William 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 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.
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2019 - Premieres - World premiere

Details

Year
2019
Type of film
Features
Director
Chiwetel Ejiofor 1st Feature
Producer
Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan
Executive Producer
Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King, Joe Oppenheimer, Natascha Wharton, William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
Editor
Valerio Bonelli
Screenwriter
Chiwetel Ejiofor (screenplay), William Kamkwamba (book), Bryan Mealer (book)
Director of Photography
Dick Pope
Production Designer
Tulé Peak
Principal Cast
Maxwell Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lily Banda, Noma Dumezweni, Edith Sikelo, Aissa Maiga, Joseph Marcell, Lemogang Tsipa

Genre

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Last updated 29th November 2018

Production Company

A Potboiler Films production in association with Participant Media, BBC Films, BFI Film Fund with support of Head Gear, Econet, LipSync, Metrol Technology

Potboiler Productions
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Sales
Company

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Econet Media (Sub-Saharan Africa)
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