William and the Windmill

Synopsis

With only a library book as his guide, 14-year-old William Kamkwamba sets about building a wind turbine in his Malawian village. Using junk parts and a lot of imagination, he harnesses enough energy to resuscitate his dying farming community, saving his family from famine. An international media sensation, William soon finds himself faced with complex choices, the burden of expectation and the constant question, “what next?”

The Filmmakers

TILTING AT WINDMILLS presents A {GROUP THEORY} PRODUCTION documentary "WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL" directed and produced by BEN NABORS edited by JONATHAN OPPENHEIM and CARLOS PAVAN executive produced by TILTING AT WINDMILSS, LLC directors of photography MICHAEL TYBURSKI and BEN NABORS cinematography by JULIA DENGEL and MANU LAPIERE additional cinematography ANTHONY MATHILE, JOSH NUSSBAUM, KOOS ROETS, SCOTT THRIFT additional photography JACOB CHASE, NATHAN ALLEN composers SAUNDER JURRIAANS, DANNY BENSI assistant composer CHASE DESO field editors CARLOS PAVAN, NATE BUCHIK, JEFF TURNER loggers NATHAN ALLEN, SPENSER HOLSTEIN motion graphics FRANCIS MCDONALD lead translator MERRIAM CHINSEU additional translation SITINGAWAWO MPHIYO, THANDIZO MPHIYO music consultant JACOB COHEN re-recording mixer and audio post supervisor LUCIANO VIGNOLA sound editor CLÉMENCE STOLOFF with appearances by WILLIAM KAMKWAMBA, GEOFFREY KAMKWAMBA, CHRIS ANDERSON, TOM RIELLY, TRYWELL KAMKWAMBA, AGNES KAMKWAMBA, BENNIE SALALA, WILL ALLEN, MARK DWIGHT, CHRIS COPELAND, GARY STONE, BRYAN MEALER, JOHN HOCKENBERRY, ANDREA BARTHELOO, SCOTT RUBIN, MONDE MAZIYANE, GITHIORA THUKU, DIANE SAWYER, GIFT KAMKWAMBA, TIYAMIKE KAMKWAMBA, ERNEST ASANTE, JULIUS SHIRIMA, NONHLANHLA KHUMALO, HAROUNA ZONGO, SALMA AIT HSSAYENE, DORIS KAMKWAMBA, ROSE KANKWAMBA, MAYILLESE KAMKWAMBA, GEORGE JOSSAM, BINALI JAMU, GILBERT WIMBE, WILLIAM KAMKWAMBA (SENIOR), DORIS KAMKWAMBA (SENIOR), ROSE MATIKE, MSAIWALA KAMKWAMBA, PAUL SELEMANI, CHAD ZIBELMAN, MERCY KICHOMBE, ROSAN JAGER, DALSON KANTHENGA, EDITH SEKELO, CHRIS BRADFORD, FRED SWANIKER, CHRIS KHAEMBA