Director: Ben Nabors
Running Time: 95 minutes
Young Malawian William Kamkwamba teaches himself to build a power-generating windmill from junk parts, successfully rescuing his family from poverty and famine. He becomes an energy icon for the developing world and meets American entrepreneur and mentor Tom Rielly, who helps him imagine a new future. Fame, opportunity, stress, and isolation follow his invention, and his life is transformed. As William struggles with the potential of his promising future, he privately yearns to distance himself from his windmill, that which made him famous. This is a story about a complex young man straddling two cultures, carrying the burdens of his past achievements while boldly pursuing a bright future.
2013 SXSW – Documentary Features Grand Jury Prize Winner
2013 Asheville Cinema Festival –Best Documentary
2013 HardAcre Film Festival – Best Documentary
2013 FlyWay Film Festival – Best Documentary