Date: June 3
Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA
Details: 90 min, USA, 2013.
Filmmaker(s): Ben Nabors
Synopsis: Despite unbelievable circumstances, young Malawian William Kamkwamba builds a power-generating windmill from scraps parts, effectively rescuing his family from famine and poverty. This feature-length documentary tells the story of a unique individual whose incredible invention sets in motion a series of events that will forever change his life.
Director Ben Nabors in Attendance for Post Screening Q&A.
Awards: Grand Jury Award, SXSW Film Festival 2013
This film will be preceded by Forest to Desert, an audio short by Sarah Boothroyd from the collection of the Third Coast International Audio Festival. Based in Chicago, the Third Coast International Audio Festival (TCIAF) curates sound-rich audio stories from around the world and shares them with as many ears as possible – on the radio, on the Internet, and at public listening events all over the place.