At the Berlin film festival this year we had the pleasure in taking part in the press junket for new Netflix feature film The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, the directorial debut of Academy Award winner Chiwetel Ejiofor. We sat down with the man himself, sat alongside the real subject of the movie, the boy who harnessed the wind himself, William Kamkwamba.

We also spoke to the talented youngster Maxwell Simba, who plays the leading role, with lead actress Aissa Maiga. You can watch both of our interviews in the video below:


A 13-year-old boy is thrown out of the school he loves when his family can no longer afford the fees. He sneaks into the library and learns how to build a windmill to save his village from a famine.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is available to watch on Netflix now