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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

1h 53m
Drama, History, Family
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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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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

1h 53m
Drama, History, Family
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
William Kamkwamba
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Trywell Kamkwamba
Assa Maga
Agnes Kamkwamba
Lily Banda
Annie Kamkwamba
Joseph Marcell
Chief Wembe
Lemogang Tsipa
Mike Kachigunda
Philbert Falakeza
Gilbert Wimbe
Noma Dumezweni
Edith Sikelo
Khalani Makunje
Daniel Ngwata
Robert Agengo
Jeremiah Kamkwamba
Felix Lemburgo
John Kamkwamba
Raymond Ofula
Mr. Ofesi
Rophium Banda
Mr. Bamusi
Kelvin Maxwell Ngoma
Charity Malamusi
Edwin Chonde
President Muluzi
Beatus Ble Msamange
Clubhouse Boy
Trevor Dominic
Tiyamike Kamkwamba (6 months)
Truth Dominic
Tiyamike Kamkwamba (6 months)
Rashid Tambala
Tiyamike Kamkwamba (1 year)
Latifa Tambala
Tiyamike Kamkwamba (1 year)
Hestingzi Phiri
Shabani Mkubwi
Samson Kambalu
Joe Godsten
Martin Githinji
Reginald Nwachi
Directed By: Chiwetel Ejiofor
Written By: Chiwetel Ejiofor (Screenplay)

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faithful soul says...
5 years ago
An inspirational true story; proof, if ever it were needed, that one person can make a difference.
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Intense Eyes says...
5 years ago
There are hundreds of films about how hard is education for poor african children, and this one belongs with that group. Anything new, but it's important to think about those towns.
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kodi.c.conway says...
7 months ago
This was mentioned on facebook and sounded like a worthwhile watch. I have been in Malawi and other countries in Africa, so I was interested to see how the place would figure in the film - but it was a shock to see the extremes of weather the villagers had to deal with. The film itself was excellent and I was glad to see Netflix had picked it up.
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batatazfritaz says...
2 months ago
I need to rewatch it one day, maybe it isn't as bad as I remember and I am only giving it a 5 because I was forced to watch this thing 3 times in 6th grade. But it's more likely that it indeed sucks.
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Featured User Reviews

8/10  5 years ago
Chiwetel Ejiofor's directorial debut and it's a strong start. Stuck in the fields, young William needs to find the courage to battle all the elements against him. Heavy rains followed by a dry season in a country which government does not provide enough for the lower classes of people, forci More
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2 years ago
This is a great looking film depicting the abject poverty, despite their best efforts, of a subsistence farming community in Malawi. The cinematography is glorious as we follow the Kamkwamba family's struggles to educate their children and feed themselves at the same time - in the face of some prett More
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