Valuable lessons from the film “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”
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Valuable lessons from the film “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” published by Karsk
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The movie “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” has a lot of information to give. It shows how a boy wants to save his town from danger using his mind and hands. So, with that in mind here is a short presentation about the movie “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”. It includes climate, technology and how the values from the movie may apply to students.
Climate is threatening the people in “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”. The village is waiting for the provincial rain to come, but since it is long overdue, they are facing a severe drought. There is no point in William and his family working the fields because the crops won't grow without rain or proper irrigation (Ejiofor, 2021). This causes their food supply to rapidly diminish and the fear of starvation is looming over the horizon. The unpredictability of the weather and the desperate situation in which they are in needs a miracle or a cure. The main character is the one who can find such a cure.
Technology will be the cure for the entire village. The technology used to save the town was the installment of a water pump. William found a pump that required electricity to operate. In a village without electricity that wouldn’t get them far, so he built a windmill. The windmill powered the pump which, in turn, led the water through a series of channels that would properly irrigate the fields (Ejiofor, 2021). This made it possible to grow the crops needed to feed the whole town. The technology saved the town from starvation and showed how it's possible to make something very useful with few resources at hand. Technology can be very useful when done right. Can this movie be relevant for students?
Students might find the movie both informative, interesting, and inspirational. Because the movie shows that there is always a way to make something work with few resources available. William`s neighbor asked him to fix his radio, and he made it work (Ejiofor, 2021). He fixed the radio with his bare hands and few tools to do so. The movie shows that a little know-how, access to tools and desperate times can make a person really buckle down and find a solution which can apply to students.
“The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” shows that it`s possible to make it through tough times. When everything is falling into pieces, it can be corrected with knowledge and the right tools. The climate was overcome by using technology to solve the problem and it was the salvation of the village. It is something that could be good to have in the back of the head for students in the future.
Sources: Ejiofor, C. c. (2021, 01 9). The Boy who Harnessed the Wind. Hentet fra Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80200047
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