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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind 2019

7.9

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.

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Outstanding movie!

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  • Genre

    Drama
  • Starring

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Felix Lemburo, Maxwell Simba
  • Directed by

    Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Written by

    Chiwetel Ejiofor