Film Review – The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) [Video]

by Nick Kush
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Many of our best actors want to take the next leap in their artistic journeys and become directors, to tell their own stories and raise a new crop of talent along the way. As such, Chiwetel Ejiofor not only succeeds mightily in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, his feature-length debut as a director, but also manages to pull out an impeccable performance from newcomer Maxwell Simba. You get two great debuts for the price of one Netflix count…that is unless you’re a horrendous scourge that mooches off others and refuses to pay for their own things. In which case, it’s two great debuts for absolutely nothing. (Yay?)

The following review will be spoiler free.


Directed By: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Written By: William Kamkwamba and Chiwetel Ejiofor

Starring: Maxwell Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Aïssa Maïga, Lily Banda, Lemogang Tsipa, Philbert Falakeza, Joseph Marcell, and Noma Dumezweni

Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi (Simba) invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine. Based on the true story of William Kamkwamba.


For a discussion of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, watch the video from Austin Burke below:


To watch more content from Austin Burke, check out his YouTube channel by clicking here.

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Nick Kush March 15, 2019 - 2:24 pm

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anne leueen March 14, 2019 - 11:13 am

This review had encouraged me to make note of this film and watch it.

Nick Kush March 25, 2019 - 10:18 am

Great! I hope you like it! 😁

MsB March 14, 2019 - 9:31 am

It really was a well done movie. I didn’t even realize who the Director was! Once again, you impart great knowledge of the cinema and are a great reference! Thanks as always

Nick Kush March 18, 2019 - 2:08 pm

Glad to help!!! 😁


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