Film / TV

‘the boy who harnessed the wind’ is a story of hope

February 28, 2019

Stories of hope are necessary. The significance of The People Could Fly by Virginia Hamilton cannot be overstated. These are the stories that help us imagine light when there is only darkness surrounding us. These are the stories that make hope strong and tenacity grow bold in a child. Chiwetel Ejiofor’s The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (premiering on NETFLIX on March 1st) is such a story: warm, arresting, emotional and hopeful.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the true story of thirteen-year-old William Kamkwamba who, against all the odds, invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine in Malawi. And in times like these, when our political and environmental landscape looks bleak, we need such narratives of hope.