Chiwetel Ejiofor's First Film 'The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind' Trailer
"It can work, if you help me." Netflix has unveiled the official trailer for The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, the feature directorial debut of Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor. Based on the true story, the film is about a young boy in Malawi who helps his village by building a wind turbine with spare parts after reading about them in a book. Maxwell Simba stars as William Kamkwamba, and the cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Noma Dumezweni, Joseph Marcell, Aïssa Maïga, Lemogang Tsipa, and Lily Banda. This is premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this month, and will debut on Netflix in March, so not much long of a wait if you're interested in it. This looks like a wonderfully inspiring, uplifting story of determination and ingenuity. And I really want to see if Ejiofor is as talented of a director as he is an actor.
Here's the trailer (+ poster) for Chiwetel Ejiofor's The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, on YouTube:
Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy (Maxwell Simba) from the country of Malawi in East Africa invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine. Based on the true story of William Kamkwamba. The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind is both written and directed by award-winning English actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, making his feature directorial debut, after directing a few other short films previously. It's adapted from the book co-written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. The film is premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival this month. Netflix will then release Ejiofor's The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind streaming exclusively starting March 1st coming soon. First impression? Who's in?
Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
I'm down. Looks inspiring. Really commend Netflix on giving actors a chance to direct. They're really challenging the Hollywood system these days.
THE_RAW_ on Jan 25, 2019
There are probably many noble fights for life like this one which are not seen. And, as this one shows, they should be seen ...
shiboleth on Jan 25, 2019
Looks quite good.
DAVIDPD on Jan 25, 2019
Ejiofor has become one of my favorite actors in recent years. Very interested to see how he does behind the camera.
grimjob on Jan 25, 2019
Yea, he has for me too, Grim. From the looks of this trailer it looks like his talents extend to directing also. This has a great title and while watching the trailer I was once again saddened by the realization that we humans have yet to evolve enough spiritually and consciousness-wise to get beyond that fact that most of the wealth in the world is in the hands of the very few while people like in this film suffer immeasurably. Good to see a movie like this being made, that's for sure.
thespiritbo on Jan 26, 2019
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