Malawi movie ‘The boy who harnessed the wind’ to be screened in Lilongwe

The United States Embassy in Malawi is geared to screen the long awaited movie titled ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ on March 3, 2019 from 7 to 9 PM at Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe.

The boy who harnesed the Wind

US Embassy gears to screen ‘The boy who harnesed the Wind’

The film portrays the story of a true Malawian young star, William Kamkwamba who as a young child in Kasungu District overcame severe economic hardships and through his own determination and ingenuity; built a windmill to generate electricity for his family and village.

United States Embassy Information Specialist, Marcus Muhariwa said in interview that, the embassy decided to screen the movie after observing that the concept of the movie portrays the mission of US Embassy in the country.

“We noticed that the themes in the movie which include: food security, promoting resiliency and promoting better access to education are all in line with the mission of US Embassy in Malawi.

“Secondly, because of the unique American angles to this true story, many people do not realize that the books that William found as a child and that inspired him to build his windmill had been supplied by the U.S government to Wimbe school library. As such, it is natural for us to promote the movie,” he said.

Muhariwa also said with the interest that William had shown, the U.S government also assisted him to get his undergraduate degree at the prestigious American university, Dartmouth.

With the film released on Netflix worldwide on March 1, 2019, Muhariwa said it was important that the first public screening of the movie in Africa takes place in Malawi bearing in mind that William Kamkwamba’s story is Malawian story.

The US Embassy has invited selected audience including; leaders in education, civil society organizations and government officials to the screening.

It is also inviting members of public to participate the event and they are advised to visit; www. facebook.com/usembassylilongwe, in order to learn how they can earn a free ticket for the event.

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CITIZEN
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CITIZEN

Then main thing in the movie is that of determination to succeed despite low education level and poverty. Language is something else.

Jof
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Jof

and the boy is already engaged/married to a black American and settled and work in Califonia, US. As a Malawian Government if you dont care for your own talented..others will snatch them.

Holly Tit
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Holly Tit

It’s amazing how this stupid government hasn’t embraced this Kamkwamba guy to promote scientific innovation in the country. Iwo ntchito ndi politics basi aziba ndalama. That simple windmill idea could dramatically reduce the burden on our old and tired electricity grid. Just empower local communities to build their own windmills like Kamkwamba is doing.

JOHN
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JOHN

Mr. Muhariwa, any plans for the audience in Blantyre and Mzuzu?

Ndadabwa
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Ndadabwa

I’ve watched this film start to finish and my verdict is: GO AND WATCH IT
I don’t want to spoil the entertainment to you, you make your own assessment then we can discuss at length later regarding its pros and cons

Che otis
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Why not screen at a cinema so that some of us who won’t be invited but want to pay to see it can do so?

ELIJAH VERSUS BAAL
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The problem with Malawians is Jealousy associated with pull down syndrome —

Le Senor de Los Cielos
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Le Senor de Los Cielos

I watched it on Netflix yesterday. Interesting and inspiring movie. I strongly recommend people to watch it. Strong story of dreams, hope and determination. Some may dislike it a bit as the main character William Kamkwamba’s father (Trywell Kamkwamba) played by Chiwetel Ejiofor and his mother Agness Kamkwamba (played by French Senegalese actress Agness Maiga) struggled with Chichewa intonation in most parts. Understandable. Even Chief Wimbe himself (Joseph Marcell of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fame where he played Geoffrey Butler the butler) spoke very few if not even a single word of Chichewa. Hats off to Lily Banda (Annie).… Read more »

Holly Tit
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Holly Tit

Señor I agree with your assessment. Apart from the Chichewa, the movie was well executed.

Analyst
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Analyst

Chichewa speakers are the most arrogant people. They can’t speak any other language properly (not even other Malawian languages) yet they want everyone to speak Chichewa like a Mbewa-hunting, nyau-dancing villager to embrace him.
Chiwetel did extremely well with his Chichewa. Can you imagine yourself going to a little known foreign land, say Bangladesh or Chad and act out a movie in their language?

Mlauzi
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Mlauzi

You’re our pride. You put Malawi on the map. Not these albino killing politicians of ours

ndele
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ndele

mwana uyu nde mukufuna mumubere alomwe inu in the name of MW ticket.mwina mwaiwala kuti mwanayu anayamba litiloluso lakeli. munkakamukaniza kuti sizingatheke paja mmati nzosatheka pa mw pano bola atazipanga ndi nzungu.shaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
akulandani ma amerecans ngati mmene anatengera mwana wa luso wa pa zambia uja.a mw kufudyumala. utsi basi

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