The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

2019 Family, History, Drama

Against all the odds, a thirteen year old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.

Movies like The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Discover a curated list of captivating movies similar to The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. Explore films such as Hereditary, The Lost City of Z, and Blood Diamond, around the themes of farming, famine, rain. Other notable keywords include windmill and battery.

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