British Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor Says Films Can Help Drive Change in Africa
Oxford, England — His latest film is based on the true story of a boy who helped save his Malawian village from drought by building a power-generating windmill from scrap
Films telling the stories of innovators in Africa have the power to transform the way people see the continent and drive social change, Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor said on Friday.
Ejiofor’s comments came as he appeared at Britain’s leading conference on social entrepreneurship, the Skoll World Forum, to discuss his latest film, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”.
The film, which he directed, starred in and for which he wrote the screenplay, is based on the true story of William Kamkwamba who helped save his Malawian village from drought by building a power-generating windmill from scrap.