WHO’S IN IT?
Maxwell Simba (film debut), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave), Noma Dumezweni (Mary Poppins Returns), Joseph Marcell (That Samba Thing), Aïssa Maïga (The African Doctor), Lily Banda (film debut), Kelvin Maxwell Ngoma (film debut), Lemogang Tsipa (Eye in the Sky)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Chiwetel Ejiofor (film debut), director, writer; Andrea Calderwood (The Last King of Scotland) and Gail Egan (The Little Stranger), producers; Antonio Pinto (City of God), composer; Dick Pope (Mr. Turner), cinematographer; Valerio Bonelli (Darkest Hour), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
William (Simba) is a young boy in a Malawi village who builds a wind turbine after reading about them in a library book, saving his village and family from famine…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Chiwetel Ejiofor makes his directorial debut with this powerful tale of African poverty and childhood in a backwards village.