The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

2019, Drama, 1h 53m

66 Reviews 250+ Ratings

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind earns its predictably uplifting arc through strong performances and impressive work from debuting director Chiwetel Ejiofor. Read critic reviews

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A 13-year-old boy is thrown out of the school he loves when his family can no longer afford the fees. He sneaks into the library and learns how to build a windmill to save his village from a famine.

Cast & Crew

Chiwetel Ejiofor
Trywell Kamkwamba
Aissa Maiga
Agnes Kamkwamba
Noma Dumezweni
Edith Sikelo
Lemogang Tsipa
Mike Kachigunda
Maxwell Simba
William Kamkwamba
Gail Egan
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Peter Hampden
Executive Producer
Phil Hunt
Executive Producer
Jonathan King
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Norman Merry
Executive Producer
Joe Oppenheimer
Executive Producer
Compton Ross
Executive Producer
Jim Shamoon
Executive Producer
Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer
Natascha Wharton
Executive Producer
Mario Zvan
Executive Producer
Dick Pope
Cinematographer
Valerio Bonelli
Film Editing
Bia Salgado
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