The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a 2019 British drama film directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Starring Maxwell Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lily Banda, Aïssa Maïga, Joseph Marcell, Noma Dumezweni, Lemogang Tsipa, Philbert Falakeza, Felix Lemburo, Robert Agengo and others.

Watch the official trailer for The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Netflix on Friday, January 25, 2019 released the trailer:
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind | Offical Trailer | Netflix.

What is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind about?

Born in Kasungu, Malawi, William Kamkwamba (Maxwell Simba) is a young schoolboy who comes from a family of farmers who live in the nearby village of Wimbe. William also dabbles in fixing radios for his friends and neighbors and spends his free time looking through the local junkyard for salvageable electronic components. Although he is soon banned from attending school due to his parents' inability to pay his tuition fees, William blackmails his science teacher (who is in a secret relationship with William's sister) into letting him continue attending his class and have access to the school's library where he learns about electrical engineering and energy production.
By the mid-2000s, failing crops due to drought and the resulting famine have devastated William's village, leading to riots over government rationing and William's family being robbed of their already meager grain stores. People soon begin abandoning the village, and William's sister elopes with his former teacher in order to leave her family "one less mouth to feed".
Seeking to save his village from the drought, William devises a plan to build a windmill to power an electric water pump that he had scavenged earlier. William builds a small proof of concept prototype which works successfully, but to build a larger windmill, William requires his father, Trywell (Chiwetel Ejiofor), to give permission to dismantle the family bicycle for parts, which is the only bicycle in the village and the family's last major asset. His father believes the exercise futile and destroys the prototype. However, after intervention from William's mother, William and his father reconcile, and with the help of his friends and the remaining members of the village, they built a full-size wind turbine which leads to a successful crop being sown.

Who's in the The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

Maxwell Simba William Kamkwamba
Chiwetel Ejiofor Trywell Kamkwamba
Lily Banda Annie Kamkwamba
Aïssa Maïga Agnes Kamkwamba
Joseph Marcell Chief Wembe
Noma Dumezweni Edith Sikelo
Lemogang Tsipa Mike Kachigunda
Philbert Falakeza Gilbert Wimbe
Felix Lemburo John Kamkwamba
Robert Agengo Jeremiah Kamkwamba
Fiskan Makawa Priest
Fredrick Lukhere Mkubwi
Hestingzi Phiri Shabani Mkubwi
Rophium Banda Mister Bamusi
Samson Kambalu Joe Godsten
Raymond Ofula Mister Ofesi
Martin Githinji Reginald Nwachi
Melvin Alusa Justin Mitwa
Amos Chimpokoser Mizeck Chikankheni
Kelvin Maxwell Ngoma Charity Malamusi (as Kelvin Ngoma)
Kelvin Chimpokoser Geoffrey
Khalani Makunje Daniel Ngwata
Eddie Mbugua Charles Daud
George Misinde M.C.
Edwin Chonde President Muluzi
Hope Chisano Scavenger
Aaron Mhone Officer 1
Noel Mkubwi Officer 2
James Mhone Desk Clerk
Bruno Chitsulo John Madisi
Hilda Phiri Alile Kamkwamba
Lomuthi Jere Mika Kamkwamba
Ian Chisekula Man in ADMARC queue
Owen Chikanken Farmer 1
Rodgers Wagawa Boy (The Harvest)
Gospel Thawale Farmer 2
Edward Khomamphero Farmer 3
Grace Msiska Villager
Trevor Dominic Tiyamike (6 months)
Truth Dominic Tiyamike (6 months)
Rashid Tambala Tiyamike (1 year)
Latifa Tambala Tiyamike (1 year)

When is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind released in cinemas?

The film The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind was scheduled to be released on January 25, 2019 (Sundance) by Netflix and Longride.

What are The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind film specifications?

The duration of the film is 113 minutes.

What are critics and audiences saying about The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind?

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 87/100. The audience also loves the film.

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