Virginia Film Festival: William and the Windmill

On day two of the Virginia Film Festival, podcaster Sean McCord spoke with Ben Nabors, director of William and the Windmill, his documentary about Willliam Kamkwamba, who as a 14 year old boy on his Malawi village, built a windmill to generate electricity for his family. Five years later, following a talk he gave at an African TED conference, William has become a media star and has to deal with the very modern problems of fame, isolation, and stress.

William and the Windmill screened on Saturday November 9 at 2:00 PM in UVA’s Culbreth Theater.