Netflix has released the official trailer for the highly anticipated depiction of Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba’s life—The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. The directorial debut of Nigerian-British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is due to premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival today, ahead of becoming available for streaming on the platform March 1.
In the clip, we are finally introduced to the compelling and inspirational storyline, which also might induce a thug tear or two. We meet 13-year-old William, played by Kenyan actor Maxwell Simba, as well as Ejiofor starring as his father, Lily Banda, Noma Dumezweni, Aissa Maiga, Joseph Marcell, Philbert Falakeza and Lemogang Tsipa. The film depicts William’s unconventional invention to save his family and village from famine.
Watch the trailer below.