"I FEEL SO CHANGED AS A PERSON THROUGH THIS process," says Chiwetel Ejiofor of his directorial debut, "The BoyWhoHarnessed the Wind." The Netflix feature film is an adaptation of the 2009 autobiography by William Kamkwamba, a Malawian engineer. "What will be interesting will be to go back into work purely as an actor and register how that's different without that sense of full ownership of a project."
At the age of 13, Kamkwamba built a wind turbine to power a few electrical appliances in his family's house in Wimbe, Kasungu using blue gum trees, bicycle parts and materials collected from an indigenous scrapyard. The movie has been inspired by a book, 'The BoyWhoHarnessed the Wind' authored by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer published by Harper Collins Publishers in 2007. Hollywood Daily online magazine, last week reported that '12 Years a Slave' star, Chiwetel Ejiofor directed the movie. Ejiofor said he was enthused by the book and wanted get the entire sense of it.