The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is an excellent movie about a 13 year old Malawian boy named William who is living in a village that is facing a famine. His deep burning desire pushes him to learn what he needs to in order to cobble together a wind powered generator that powers a pump and saves the village.
I just watched this the other night and although it is extremely rudimentary, its a great story about desire, innovation and spirit. Every young child has something to learn from this as it is a story of determination and commitment, which is obviously important for their character.
This story is based on a book of the same name and a young-reader’s edition is available here: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
It would make a great gift for any school-aged child.
The movie is a Netflix Original so is most likely only available from Netflix. The link to the movie is here: https://www.netflix.com/title/80200047