The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Parents Guide

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a British drama film written, directed by, and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. The film is based on the memoir (memoir, history or record composed from personal observation and experience) of the same name by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.

It was selected as the British entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, but it was not nominated. It received widely positive reviews with praise going to Ejiofor’s direction and the acting.

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Film Name The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Director Chiwetel Ejiofor
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Age Rating TV-PG
Runtime 1h 53min
Official website Netflix

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What “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” is about?

William Kamkwamba is a young schoolboy who was born in Kasungu, and he belongs to a farmer family. William has a talent for fixing radios for his friends and neighbors and spends his free time looking through the local junkyard for salvageable electronic components.

As his family is too poor he has to leave his studies because his father was unable to pay his school fee. William somehow manages to attend his science classes and have access to the school’s library where he learns about electrical engineering and energy production.

Seeking to save his village from the drought, William devises a plan to concept prototype which works successfully, but to build a larger windmill, William requires his father, Try well, to give permission to dismantle the family bicycle for parts, which is the only bicycle in the village and the family’s last major asset.

His father believes the exercise futile destroys the prototype and forces, William, to toil in the fields. After William’s dog dies of starvation and hope seems lost, William’s mother, Agnes, intervenes and urges his father to reconsider. William and his father reconcile after William buries his dog. With the help of his friends and the few remaining members of the village, they build a full-size windmill which leads to a successful crop being sown.

Word of William’s windmill spreads and he is awarded a scholarship to attend school, ultimately receiving a degree from Dartmouth College.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Parents Guide

  • There is no sex scene or nudity is shown in the film.
  • There is some violence but was not graphic or severe.
  • There is a scene where two older boys see a man being beaten up. He is on the ground and other men are kicking him.
  • Some intense arguments between people.
  • Mild blood content.
  • Use of profanity.
  • There is no use of alcohol, smoking, or other illegal drugs throughout the film.

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Parents Guide (2019)
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Who is in the cast of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind?

  • Maxwell Simba as William Kamkwamba
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Trywell Kamkwamba
  • Aïssa Maïga as Agnes Kamkwamba
  • Lily Banda as Annie Kamkwamba
  • Joseph Marcell as Chief Wimbe
  • Noma Dumezweni as Edith Sikelo
  • Lemogang Tsipa as Mike Kachibunda
  • Philbert Falakeza as Gilbert Wimbe

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