The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

Fri Feb 22 2019

5:30 PM

SVA Theatre

333 West 23rd Street New York City, NY 10011

All Ages

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The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

  • This screening is currently sold out. You can join the waitlist by arriving at the theater 1 hour prior to showtime. For the latest on added screenings, sign up for our email list at nyicff.org.
  • The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

    The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

    Film

    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

    UK/MALAWI—EAST COAST PREMIERE

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, 2019, 113 min.

    English and Chichewa with English subtitles

    recommended ages 11+

    Written, directed, and co-starring Oscar-nominated Chiwetel Ejiofor, this inspiring true-to-life film 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 (Ejiofor), 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.*

     

    *Some instances of contextual violence 

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

Fri Feb 22 2019 5:30 PM

SVA Theatre New York City NY
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind
  • This screening is currently sold out. You can join the waitlist by arriving at the theater 1 hour prior to showtime. For the latest on added screenings, sign up for our email list at nyicff.org.

All Ages

For more program information, click here.

For more Festival films, click here.

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

Film

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

UK/MALAWI—EAST COAST PREMIERE

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 2019, 113 min.

English and Chichewa with English subtitles

recommended ages 11+

Written, directed, and co-starring Oscar-nominated Chiwetel Ejiofor, this inspiring true-to-life film 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 (Ejiofor), 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.*

 

*Some instances of contextual violence