The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Biography, Drama, History Rated: NR 113 min

2023 Columbia County
Community Read

In conjunction with the Columbia County Libraries Association (CCLA) 2023 Columbia County Community Read, the Crandell is pleased to be screening The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, based on this year’s selected book by William Kamkwamba. The book and film tell the true story of a young Malawi boy who, after seeing an example in a library book, taught himself how to construct a windmill to generate electricity and pump water to save his drought-stricken village. Written, directed and starring Oscar-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor.

“…Feeds our hunger for inspiring tales in these desperate times with a beautifully engineered narrative latticework of hardship, hope, and know-how.” — Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
“Exhibiting a dexterity that suggests far more extensive directorial experience, Ejiofor proves himself a master of impact. His visual approach is expansive and evocative, thanks also to the fine work of cinematographer Dick Pope.” — Elizabeth Weitzman, The Wrap
directed by
Chiwetel Ejiofor
written by
Chiwetel Ejiofor, William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maxwell Simba, Felix Lemburo
Arabic, Nyanja, English
United Kingdom, Malawi