The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

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A boy in Malawi helps his village by building a wind turbine after reading about them in a library book.

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

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Chiwetel Ejiofor shares his thoughts on his directorial debut, based on the real-life The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind as written by the guy who lived it, William Kamkwamba.

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18 March 2019 | TheTopDawgCritic
10
| An outstanding Oscar-worthy film about an incredible true-story.
Wow, what a refreshing change from all the Hollywood blockbusters! A true-story about the real-life William Kamkwamba's determination to save his village from starvation.

This film was perfect in every aspect. Chiwetel Ejiofor hit this one out of the ball-park with his directing (debut), writing (debut), and acting.

The entire setting/visuals were incredible and the cinematography could not have been any better. The sound/score perfect. The young Maxwell Simba as William was stellar in his first ever acting role. The entire cast was excellent.

I'm not a fan of slow paced or long movies, by the 113 mins just flew by as I was in such awe with the story, visuals and acting.

I sure hope this film is nominated for the 2020 Oscars in many categories. This is one of those must-see rare gems that will open people eyes on how great we all have it in the modern world - unable to decide which iPhone to buy, while others are struggling to eat.

See this film, it will move you... it's outstanding! A perfect well deserved 10/10 from me.

Again, WOW.

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