Netflix has launched the first trailer for Chiwetel Ejiofor’s directorial debut ‘The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind’.
Written and directed by Ejiofor, the film is based on the remarkable true story of William Kamkwamba, A boy with a curious mind who finds a way to save his Malawian village from famine.
The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maxwell Simba, Lily Banda, Noma Dumezweni, Edith Sikelo, Aissa Maiga, Joseph Marcell and Lemogang Tsipa.
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The film premieres on Netflix March 1st. Here’s the trailer,
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind Synopsis
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.