:William and the Windmill

Screening Schedule

18.08, 18:00, SHTËPIA E KULTURËS

William and the Windmill

USA, 2013, Colour, 95 min

Young Malawian William Kamkwamba teaches himself to build a power-generating windmill from junk parts, successfully rescuing his family from poverty and famine. He becomes an energy icon for the developing world and meets American entrepreneur and mentor Tom Rielly, who helps him imagine a new future. Fame, opportunity, stress, and isolation follow his invention, and his life is transformed. As William struggles with the potential of his promising future, he privately yearns to distance himself from his windmill, that which made him famous. This is a story about a complex young man straddling two cultures, carrying the burdens of his past achievements while boldly pursuing a bright future.

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Nabors lives in Brooklyn. He has received grants from The Tribeca Institute, Fledgling Fund, and True/False FF. Current projects include "The Happy Film", about designer Stefan Sagmeister, and a documentary about Spider-Man on Broadway. He co-wrote/produced the narrative short "Palimpsest", which won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance FF 2013.
Hot Docs 2013. CPH:DOX 2013. Grand Jury Prize – SXSW 2013. Best Documentary – FlyWay FF 2013. Best Documentary – HardAcre FF 2013. Best Documentary – Asheville Cinema Festival 2013. Documentary Edge, New Zealand 2014.

Ben Nabors
257 Grand Street #65
Brooklyn, NY 11211 USA
+1 (718) 218-8593

Screening Schedule

18.08, 18:00, SHTËPIA E KULTURËS


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