9 March 2019

Nigeria: Chiwetel Ejiofor Learnt Another Language for The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

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The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind featuring Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Nigeria's very own actor Chiwetel Ejiofor had a rather interesting revelation on the Trevor Noah's "The Daily Show" and it has our attention alright.

The Oscar-nominated actorevealeded that he had to learn some Chichewa (Malawian language) for the film for his feature directional debut "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind".

Chiwetel Ejiofor learnt a whole new language just for a movie and directed it as well. Your fav could never!!!

Go support our Naija brother. 'The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind' is on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/wXz8ujo6EA

-- Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (@Ebuka) March 8, 2019

The film tells a story of Africa from an African perspective instead of the stories of famine and poverty porn that the world is used to.

"I'd spent a lot of time growing up back and forth in rural communities in Nigeria, where my family's from, I would see some of that and be exposed to the kind of complicated system of life in the village communities, which were never reflected in films I had seen"

"If I could take an audience inside that experience," he continued, "how you would negotiate when you realize you only have a weeks left of grain and another year to the next harvest, what's the next move?" he told ESSENCE in an interview.

It is the story of William Kamkwamba, a man who saves his village from drought after he builds a windmill.

It is currently showing on Netflix.


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