William Kamkwamba, a young Malawian, builds a power-generating windmill from junk parts to rescue his family from famine, transforming his life and catapulting him on to the world stage.  

His fame and success lead him to new opportunities and complex choices about his future, distancing him from the life he once knew.

This film is produced by {group theory}, a New York-based production studio that creates documentaries, short narratives, animations, and commercials, and Moving Windmills Project, Inc., a 501(c)3 that supports Malawian-run rural economic development and education projects in Malawi, with the goals of community economic independence and self-sustainability; food, water and health security; and educational success.  

Artwork by Paul Pope.  Typography by Jim Pascoe.

This film was made possible through generous support and attention from Good Pitch, The Gucci Tribeca Institute Documentary Program, the Puma.Creative Artist program, True/False Film Festival,  AshokaCinema Prosperite and The Fledgling Fund.

This film would not be possible without the generous contributions of our Kickstarter Community and the greater network of friends and family who helped tell this story.