The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

UK PG Certificate
In cinemas
February 22, 2019
Buy it from
March 1, 2019
Director
Runtime
1 Hour 53 Minutes
Genre
Drama
Language
English
From Netflix
mild bad language, violence, sex references

Adapted from the bestselling book by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind follows 13-year-old William Kamkwamba who is thrown out of the school he loves when his family can no longer afford the fees. Sneaking back into the school library, he finds a way, using the bones of the bicycle belonging to his father Trywell, to build a windmill which then saves his Malawian village from famine. The emotional journey of a father and his exceptional son at its heart, William’s tale captures the incredible determination of a boy whose inquisitive mind overcame every obstacle in his path.

Last updated
February 15, 2019

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