The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

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Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.


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  • Maxwell Simba in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
  • Maxwell Simba in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
  • William Kamkwamba at an event for The IMDb Studio at Sundance (2015)
  • Aïssa Maïga and Maxwell Simba at an event for The IMDb Studio at Sundance (2015)
  • Maxwell Simba in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)
  • Maxwell Simba in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

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2 March 2019 | Gordon-11
Really good
This film tells the story of a young boy who saves his village from starvation.

The film is well made. The story is gripping and heartbreaking. The scene where people chase a food truck reminds me how incredibly fortunate I am. Acting is very strong, and the production is very good too. I enjoyed watching this, though the story is hard to watch.

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