British-Nigerian actor Chiwetel Ejiofor‘s directorial debut project titled The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind gets Netflix’ attention.
The British film is based on the bestselling book of the same name written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.
While the movie was shot in Malawi with the screenplay written by the award-winning actor.
The 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.
He however uses his father’s abandoned bicycle to build a windmill that saved his Malawian village from famine.
Meanwhile, Netflix is already all over the project, describing it as a project that shows the power of education.
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind stars
Maxwell Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Aïssa Maïga, Lily Banda, Lemogang Tsipa, Philbert Falakeza,
Joseph Marcell, and Noma Dumezweni.