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In Conversation: Chiwetel Ejiofor Speaks on the Inspiration Behind 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind'

OkayAfrica's own Abiola Oke sits down with the Nigerian-British actor for an in-depth chat on his directorial debut in this new video.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, the inspiring film following the life of Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba's life, is now available to stream on Netflix. A Sundance 2019 favorite and the directorial debut of Nigerian-British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind depicts William's unconventional invention to save his family and village from famine.

We were able to have Ejiofor come by our offices and chat with OkayAfrica and Okayplayer's CEO, Abiola Oke, to learn more about what inspired him to develop William's remarkable story for the big screen, the importance to include Malawian language in the film, the want for more African storytelling in Hollywood and more.

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The Official Trailer for 'The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind' Is Here

Here's a glimpse of what we can expect in Chiwetel Ejiofor's directorial debut that's set to premiere on Netflix soon.

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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.

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