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Chiwetel Ejiofor’s ‘The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind’ Streaming On Netflix


Nigerian English Actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor‘s movie, “The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind” is now streaming on Netflix.

Chiwetel in the movie narrated a story of William Kamkwamba, a young man from Malawi who saves his village from starving during a drought by building a windmill.

While speaking with Essence, the actor spoke about growing up in a rural community which helped him portray that lived experience in the movie.

“I’d spent a lot of time growing up back and forth in rural communities in Nigeria, where my family’s from, I would see some of that and be exposed to the kind of complicated system of life in the village communities, which were never reflected in films I had seen,” he said.

He further stated that it was important to show the world a different side of a country, which is often stigmatised with being associated with “famine or those kinds of challenges broadly in Africa…from an outside perspective.”

“If I could take an audience inside that experience,” “how you would negotiate when you realize you only have a week left of grain and another year to the next harvest, what’s the next move?”

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