William And The Windmill

2013
  • Documentary,
  • English/Chichewa,
  • 95 Minutes,
  • United States
    • Director: Ben Nabors
    • Producers: Ben Nabors
    • Starring: William Kamkwamba and Tom Rielly

    Young Malawian William Kamkwamba teaches himself to build a power-generating windmill from junk parts, successfully rescuing his family from poverty to become an energy icon for the developing world. William meets American entrepreneur Tom Rielly, who imagines an incredible future for him, and they develop a unique mentor relationship. Fame and popularity follow William's achievements, and his life is fundamentally transformed. Staggering opportunities and newfound village responsibilities lead to unforeseen conflict, stress and cultural isolation. As William struggles with his promising future, he privately yearns to distance himself from his windmill, the thing that made him famous.