Spotlight on Netflix’s Family Film: “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.”

Do you need a little inspiration during this uncertain time of COVID? Then, I would recommend watching, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.”

The Netflix original is based on the 2009 novel written by Bryan Mealer and Kamkwamba.

Based on a remarkable true story, 13 year old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine. Overcoming all odds he produces his own electric energy by constructing a windmill with guidance from an out-of-print textbook donated to the village library. This film is a moving and compelling account of how one boy overcame incredible odds and transformed his life.


If you’re facing difficulties yourself, or just want inspiration for just how resilient the human spirit can be, this is the perfect film to watch.

The film is directed and stars BAFTA winner and Golden Globe nominee, Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Do you have any inspiring family-friendly film recommendations during this COVID season? If so, we would love to hear them!


2 thoughts on “Spotlight on Netflix’s Family Film: “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.”

  1. I watched this movie and I loved it so much!!! I was so sad when his dog died. It’s very inspirational and there’s a great lesson to learn: passion and determination will overcome every obstacle if you don’t give up. Great movie!

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