Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor’s “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” makes a strong impression for a directorial debut.

Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor makes his screenwriting and directorial debut with The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, based on the autobiographical book from William Kamkwamba. (read more)

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Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor makes his screenwriting and directorial debut with The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, based on the autobiographical book from William Kamkwamba. Detailing the remarkable story of a young man in an extremely poverty-stricken region of Malawi on the continent of Africa, this narrative follows William (Maxwell Simba) as he overcomes starvation, lack of education, a tumultuous family life, and every other obstacle imaginable for a child living in a third-world country.

TBWHTW_001 Maxwell Simba as William Kamkwamba in THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND.

In this particular region of Africa, the seasons alternate between periods of abundant rain and flooding, and those of severe drought and dryness. In the year of 2001, there is a notably difficult cycle lacking rain and precipitation which results in widespread hunger, as the crops are impacted. The people of Malawi are totally on their own, as the government in theā€¦

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