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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

TV-PG | | Drama | 1 March 2019 (USA)
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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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Chiwetel Ejiofor

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Chiwetel Ejiofor (adaptation), William Kamkwamba (based on the book by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Trywell Kamkwamba
Maxwell Simba ... William Kamkwamba
Felix Lemburo Felix Lemburo ... John Kamkwamba
Robert Agengo Robert Agengo ... Jeremiah Kamkwamba
Fiskan Makawa Fiskan Makawa ... Priest
Lily Banda ... Annie Kamkwamba
Aïssa Maïga ... Agnes Kamkwamba
Fredrick Lukhere Fredrick Lukhere ... Mkubwi
Hestingzi Phiri Hestingzi Phiri ... Shabani Mkubwi
Rophium Banda Rophium Banda ... Mister Bamusi
Philbert Falakeza Philbert Falakeza ... Gilbert Wimbe
Samson Kambalu Samson Kambalu ... Joe Godsten
Raymond Ofula Raymond Ofula ... Mister Ofesi
Noma Dumezweni ... Edith Sikelo
Lemogang Tsipa Lemogang Tsipa ... Mike Kachigunda
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William Kamkuamb was born in the country of Malawi, in Africa. When he was fourteen years old, a terrible drought hit the village where he lived. People had nothing to eat and drink. Being an excellent student and very fond of physics, the guy decides to save his native village from starvation. In the library he finds scientific books on physics. He studied the books and the guy got an idea to build a wind generator.. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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malawi | farming | famine | grain | rain | See All (67) »

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Based on the Incredible True Story

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Chiwetel Ejiofor had to learn the Malawi language spoken in the film, Chichewa. See more »

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Trywell Kamkwamba: Democracy. Democracy is just like imported cassava. It rots quickly.
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1er GAOU
Written by Edson David Tayaro, Salif Traore
Performed by Magic System
2002 Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of Showbox International
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A great movie based on the book wrote by The real life man
2 March 2019 | by mks099See all my reviews

Ignore the review that says the story is not true. The book is an autobiography and the movie has Michael speaking at the end. There is pretty much massive amounts of documentation verifying his education. He went to school, several in fact, including Dartmouth and worked for varied non profits.

I am sure the movie might be a tad Hollywoodized as the "based on" ones all usually are but does not detract from this great Netflix film or facts.


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UK | Malawi

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1 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Malawi

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