Blog Post: Recommended Movie - The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Linda Elder
Nov 30, 2020 • 3y ago
Recommended Movie - The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

{"ops":[{"insert":"I am pleased to see a growing number of documentary genre movies and TV series now being spread across the world and brought to us, through, for instance Netflix, as well as a number of independent film production companies across the world. These movies come to us essentially in the form of historical dramas or movies based on real events. Of course, varying degrees of "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"accuracy"},{"insert":" are represented within and among these movies, with some writers, producers, and directors doing a far better job of adhering to this central standard.\n \nThese films, if well-produced, can help us better understand one another as members of the same species, with common needs, desires, goals and emotions. They can help us better understand our differences, and see things from a multicultural perspective. They can help us see how people less fortunate struggle in conditions hardly imaginable to those of us living in wealthy countries like the U.S.\n \nOne highly inspiring movie I recommend is "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, "},{"insert":"which you can view at "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"Netflix"},{"insert":", at least at the moment. It is a testament to intellectual curiosity and intellectual autonomy, to the power of ideas, to confidence in reason, and to the importance of open and free educational access for everyone (assuming it is actually education and not indoctrination). This film should remind us of the great divide between those who have their needs met and those forced to claw and scrape just to stay alive in this so contemporary era of the 21"},{"attributes":{"script":"super"},"insert":"st"},{"insert":" century. It should remind us of the song,\n \n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother"},{"insert":" …"},{"attributes":{"indent":1},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"No burden is he to bear, we’ll get there."},{"attributes":{"indent":2},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"It’s a long long road from which there is no return."},{"attributes":{"indent":2},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"While we’re on the way to there, why not share…"},{"attributes":{"indent":2},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"and the load doesn’t weigh me down at all…"},{"attributes":{"indent":2},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"he’s my brother…he ain’t heavy…"},{"attributes":{"indent":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":" "},{"attributes":{"indent":1},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"The movie should help us empathize with the plight of domestic animals in undeveloped countries, who are often the last ones fed. And it should help each of us perceive the immense power we ourselves hold in our hands, should we apply ourselves and try to create good with our power.\n \nYou can read about the movie in David Sims’ helpful article in "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"The Atlantic "},{"insert":"entitled: Netflix’s "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a Winner. "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"FEBRUARY 27, 2019"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":" "},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#954f72","link":"https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2019/02/the-boy-who-harnessed-the-wind-netflix-review-william-kamkwamba-chiwetel-ejiofor/583720/"},"insert":"https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2019/02/the-boy-who-harnessed-the-wind-netflix-review-william-kamkwamba-chiwetel-ejiofor/583720/"},{"insert":"\n \nI suggest you watch the film before reading the editorial.\n \nThe film is based on the book:\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#0f1111","italic":true},"insert":"The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope"},{"attributes":{"color":"#0f1111"},"insert":", July 27, 2010"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"#0f1111"},"insert":"by "},{"attributes":{"color":"#007185","link":"https://www.amazon.com/William-Kamkwamba/e/B002BRKQEK/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1"},"insert":"William Kamkwamba"},{"attributes":{"color":"#0f1111"},"insert":"  (Author), "},{"attributes":{"color":"#007185","link":"https://www.amazon.com/Bryan-Mealer/e/B001JP4RZY/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_2"},"insert":"Bryan Mealer"},{"attributes":{"color":"#0f1111"},"insert":"  "},{"insert":"(Contributor)\n \nI welcome your comments on the film. What other insights did you get from watching the film?\n"}]}


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