"The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" is a 2019 British drama film directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor.
The starring cast includes Maxwell Simba as William Kamkwamba, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Trywell Kamkwamba, Lily Banda as Annie Kamkwamba, Aïssa Maïga as Agnes Kamkwamba, Joseph Marcell as Chief Wembe, Noma Dumezweni as Edith Sikelo, Lemogang Tsipa as Mike Kachigunda, Philbert Falakeza as Gilbert Wimbe, Felix Lemburo as John Kamkwamba, Robert Agengo as Jeremiah Kamkwamba and others.

Here are "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind movie?

Netflix on Friday, January 25, 2019 released the trailer for "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" you can watch here:
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind | Offical Trailer | Netflix.

Plot summary

What is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" movie plot summary.

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 has a talent for fixing radios for his friends and neighbours 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, the family's crops fail due to drought and the resulting famine devastates William's village, leading to riots over government rationing. William's family is also 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 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 and forces William to toil in the fields. After William's dog dies of starvation and hope seems lost, William's mother, Agnes (Aïssa Maïga), intervenes and urges his father to reconsider. William and his father reconcile after William buries his dog. With the help of his friends and the few remaining members of the village, they build a full-size windmill which leads to a successful crop being sown.


Who plays who in the The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

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

Release date

When is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind movie release date?

"The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 25, 2019 (Sundance) distributing by Netflix and Longride.


What are The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind filming details?

The duration of the film is 113 minutes.


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

"The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 86/100. The audience also loves the film.

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