“Ejiofor captures perfectly the heart of a town struggling to prosper, a family fighting to survive, and a young boy who just wants to keep the world as he knows it alive and well.” - Atavia Reed, Chicago Reader
“One of the most inspirational tales I've seen in years.” - Steven Prokopy, Third Coast Review
Tuesday, April 16, 6:00 p.m. | Drought has brought a small village in Malawi to the brink of famine. In THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND–written, directed by, and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor—a teenager struggles to stay in school to learn how to help his family and village survive. This surprisingly uplifting film about climate change is based on the true story of William Kamkwamba (played by a compelling Maxwell Simba).
Awards & Nominations
Winner - Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize, Sundance Film Festival
Winner - Truly Moving Picture Award, Heartland Film Festival
Nominee - Outstanding International Film, Black Reel Awards
Cli-Fi Lecture Series: This series will screen a wide range of historical and contemporary Cli-Fi films, including science fiction, narrative, and experimental films, as well as blockbusters, in order to explore how they encourage us to see, understand, and respond to the escalating crisis of climate change. All screenings followed by lecture from Shawn Michelle Smith and Oliver Sann. View full series.
The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org