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BEN NABORS - DIRECTOR / PRODUCER 

Ben Nabors is a filmmaker and founder of the Brooklyn-based production company {group theory}.  His debut feature film WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL, a documentary about young Malawian windmill inventor William Kamkwamba, won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival.  He also co-wrote and produced the Special Jury Prize short film winner “Palimpsest”, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013.  Filmmaker Magazine named Ben amongst the “25 New Faces of Independent Film”.  In 2014, GOOD Magazine recognized him as a “GOOD 100”, and the US State Department tapped him as a Film Envoy within the American Film Showcase ambassadorial program. 

JONATHAN OPPENHEIM - EDITOR

Jonathan has edited numerous award-winning documentaries, including Children Underground(Sundance Special Jury Prize, nominated for the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature), Paris is Burning (Sundance Grand Jury Prize, winner of NY & LA Critics Award) Streetwise (Academy Award winner Best Documentary, Sundance Grand Jury Prize), Sister Helen(nominated Grand Jury Prize at Sundance), and most recently The Oath (HotDocs Special Jury Prize).

CARLOS PAVAN - EDITOR   

Carlos has worked as a music journalist, war photography editor, and editor of short documentaries and commercial work for Wired, General Electric and Brooklyn Brewery. He was an assistant editor for Haiti: Unfinished Country, an episode for PBS's Wide Angle and has worked on Art Talk and Motherboard, two acclaimed Vice TV web series. Recently he post-produced Emerging Thailand, a documentary on economist Robert Townsend.

MICHAEL TYBURSKI - CINEMATOGRAPHER

Michael Tyburski is an award-winning filmmaker of short films, documentaries, and commercials. His work has screened at The Sundance Film Festival and has been featured on The New Yorker, Indiewire, NOWNESS, Short of the Week, and in Filmmaker Magazine, which named him amongst the “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” 

Further credits available at IMDB.

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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. 

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.