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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

TV-PG | | Drama | 1 March 2019 (USA)
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A boy in Malawi helps his village by building a wind turbine after reading about them in a library book.

Director:

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Writers:

Chiwetel Ejiofor (adaptation), William Kamkwamba (based on the book by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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

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malawi | farming | famine | grain | rain | See All (66) »

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Based on the Incredible True Story

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Junge, der den Wind einfing See more »

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2.35 : 1
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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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This is as real as it gets
2 March 2019 | by jackreacher-57542See all my reviews

This was an incredible movie. It does not hide the brutal realities of life as an African farmer. As someone who was born and raised in the continent, I can tell you that everything is legit. They even went the extra mile and incorporated the local language into the majority of the dialogue instead of having it be all in English. This is a powerful and inspirational film. I highly recommend it.


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