Group 9 Wk.4 Study Guide Storyboard:
Boy Who Harnessed The Wind Ch.4-6
“Yes, that would be me and my colleague, Mister Geoffrey. What’s the problem?”
Ch.4 In the year 2000, at 13, William started to become interested in electricity. Him and his friend Geoffrey run a radio-repair business out of Geoffrey’s bedroom.
“I heard someone here fixes radios?”
William helps his father with farming, but that year the harvest was poor. The weather conditions were unstable and there wasn't support from the government resulting in significantly less food for the people.
“What will happen to us next year, Papa?”
“I don’t know. But at least we’re not alone. It’s happening toeveryone.”
Ch.5 William learns about bicycles that are powered by peddling. Him and Geoffrey experiment with powering their radios in the same way. At the same time, people are forced to skip meals due to the growing food shortage.
"Mister Geoffrey, my experiment shows that the dynamo and the bulb are bothworking properly..."
President Muluzi visits the village but doesn't offer any help to the starving people. Chief Wimbe speaks out for his community, but is punished for it.
"...please understand, we’re also at war here in Malawi, and that war is againsthunger.”
Ch.6 Williams mother gives birth to a girl. She makes small, sweet corn cakes to sell at the market in the hopes that they will make enough profit each day to feed her family.
Zigumu cakes for sale!
Food shortages get even worse, and they can only eat one meal a day. Around this time is when William's older sister marries and runs away. When Christmas comes around, they don't have much to eat and William discovers Geoffrey is growing sick.