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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

An uplifting true story

Drama, Family, History

7.9

movie

Malawi, UK

English

Inspiring, Sunday, Touching

2019

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Aissa Maiga, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Edwin Chonde

113 min

Synopsis

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

Our Take

7.9
Bilal Zouheir

This movie’s energy is completely intoxicating.

It’s the directorial debut of renown British/Nigerian actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, but it feels like the work of a veteran.

In a true story told in English and Chichewa (a language from Malawi), a young boy is expelled from school because his parents couldn’t afford tuition. At the same time, his village is struck by a variety of natural circumstances that bring them the threat of drought and famine.

The young boy sneaks into the library in the hopes of making a windmill and saving his village, and you can guess what follows from the title.

The triumph of engineering and a boy with a dream; mix in an incredibly interesting culture, full of unique family dynamics and a thought-provoking intersection between religion, tradition, and technology. The result is a delicate but uplifting movie, not to be missed.

Comments

S
Santiago Hernandez

A movie for future engineers.

D
dave

Outstanding movie!

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