tv Doc Film - William and the Windmill Part 1 Deutsche Welle March 21, 2018 8:15pm-9:00pm CET
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one of our fellow citizens program william. at this about. thank you. so can you tell me about the first time that when. the first time i met william i'll never forget as long as i live. and that was in june two thousand and seven at the ted global conference in a recent tanzania. my friend had selected one hundred smart young africans from around the continent to attend the conference people who could never afford to come other guys thank the sponsor and save. it so.
this is the way it is. well our country in amman out now you're nineteen now i'm mentally ill five years ago you had an idea what was i want to meddle in the window lighting stuff yeah so what did you do how did you realize that. after i dropped out from school i went. and i read a book that was using images and i gave information about doing to me and i try and i made. thank you know we had the president of tanzania and we had jane goodall and we had bon you know none of them had the effect on the audience dead williams narrative did and people were laughing and they were crying and. he was just like the heart and soul of ted global in a room and i said to myself i have to help him and so what so what you going to do
with this do you want to build another one i want to build another one. in four groups the way i thought about things with william was that this kid has a chance he has a chance to go to escape from poverty and to make a difference if you were only exposed to the right educational resources and social support and stuff he could be someone who made an impact on the world i mean and i kind of felt like i know this sounds a little holier than thou i don't mean it that way but but i felt like i had a moral obligation to help. him. i didn't even know where malawi was on the african mapping of course i knew it was a country in africa but i wasn't even sure it turns out it's just south of tanzania so is easy to go there. so after my obligatory safari vacation after the conference then i went to malawi. and i'll never forget as long as i live when he
rounded this copes of trees and over the top of the trees we could see for the first time the top of the window it's finning in the wind and you can even hear it . in. that william why did you put the plastic in down here when you made this as he took me around the village he was like oh yeah here is this water pump that i made out of an old bicycle frame and i was like he's an inventor there's all kinds of inventions around this place ok can you explain that one more time on camera go ahead look at this if. you want to use this leg little small window which i want to use with a. did they miss. him when he explained how did you how did you make the light switch i did sure of. the buttons are cut from the bottom of the old flip
flops which i think is fantastic. many years plans for all kinds of different solar stoves and enter another projects that i don't think they should replace but if the foundation has to because it's not what she's used to she's not going to use it and i think your mother will be able to cook more easily if you build the right kind of stuff and then you guys here's a question do you think that we should butt out and support wires on the windmill you know three of them like they have on big and masts i said to him the history of africa is filled with white people's enthusiasms of you know help out in africa and then they help someone for a year and then they lose interest and then that person is kind of stranded so i promise you i'll give you seven years. i never could have foreseen exactly how it went on fold and i kind of felt like why not why not do it.
cool yeah yeah i did speak of that our big spin but they were of course not i don't think so mark i have to show you the article from the wall street journal when he was on page one i was there i got there really well you see that you. take a look it's a really story it's a one column three right it's nice i was you know blown away i want you to know you're not really that's when you're so high up the. open that you can feel it. oh. yeah that's right that's just cool actually oh oh yeah.
a textbook william bill when bill abraham paid bill the first didn't work he went mail and provided power to his house for god's sake i mean this is this is a story that is should be shot of rooftops believe it or not thousands of blogs have already written about him. on all around the internet there's you know sixteen thousand entries in the google sure index just for his name but william kumquat dot com will let you read his exploits that he writes himself that will help for me and it's a great way to stay involved and i saw this just people do that i mean this is this is this is are really a chance to be involved with and einstein well it really has. you . why you guys decided you would william to receive the book did
you think that book was a good idea. you know i kind of felt like my job was to be his consiglieri like to give him my best judgment. of what a situation was and list out hears all the pros and hears all the cons and then let him make the decision with the n.h.s. they made it right and here i see him going back to his wrist i'm sure but this you know isn't so much a book about poverty it's a story about how there was a famine there was a drought right and through all this you're quietly collecting parts to build a windmill to power a generator to bring light to your village what have been. given and given the it was due for no one when the thing that was very important thing which was the generator the like the electricity i didn't help but it was so with a book i basically told him this is the chance to tell your own story this is the
chance to have many opportunities come to you that you couldn't even anticipate and that this would give you money that could be your capital that you could use to take care of your family. so anyway we went through the kind of pros and cons and he said i want to do it and i was like ok that's marching orders. and so my job is to sort of be business affairs at that point and helping with the contracts negotiation and all that stuff. if. you see it but. this is pretty cool. you know. you don't believe this.
i'm going to see a good job for you you know the strategy of going and all that went right and it is you know. you know what i could not watch or it. no. oh ok when i say from just say that if they want to win. yeah you hope you think if they say. yeah yeah. right so do you feel that that if you like the other side you will hold true. like oh you're in the fellas and trying to lift your feet on the ground. he feels secure yeah ok. yes you can if you want to thank you if you can do. a piece i'm going to be more like yeah they got right. but when you go forward take your arms to go in
out or sort of forward. to support william there's definitely what i call the council of william there are about a dozen people who help out there's relatively affluent families if you needed resources they'd be there and there's friends and advisers and sort of andrea and i are sort of on the front line. you just go down. are you worried that you'll see if you don't go fast yeah but you. believe everybody you know we we were living in.
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how did a ole come about. such a great story fred's when occur the co-founder and c.e.o. of african leadership academy was one of the other fellows at ted in a room so i decided to. contact. you know after william spoke i went and talked to him and i said you know what about him coming to l.a. and fred was dismissive he said it's too late he's too old. and you know he doesn't have the foundation to make it happen. and so about six months later fred called me and said i want william. and i think wall what's changed and he said. i think i think we can do
a good job for william and. and. and i said. i had to think about it a little bit because you know i realized that to l.a. william story was very compelling and you know probably a good way to fundraise yes yes i know. but i really did believe in fred's vision of a school with the best of the best of kids from every different country coming together in a pan african prep school and it was perfect for william because for the first time he was surrounded by ambitious african kids that were as committed to like making the continent better as he was radiation. is that it. probably didn't. talk over what you needed. to change.
the top. meet and what you seem to want to post i am just going to let the whole thing just legion i just wanted this to be this great community sees that we would see this going to happen. you need to do anything. new that we can you can see me in. this movement is really more than this is what it's so there you have it is for you just where but no but yeah that's what. it was. actually it was easier for. me. to do. it for this and a great times for schools to. do this with it's. just too good and then why they have. you know for. this.
why are you in a math class all by yourself that's interesting christian. you know ask in christian continue i think good christian makes the question. i feel like the month of the. i like it more pollution if they can if caught on with someone who has been studying for all we say. they might actually think they have been studying
think i am trying to see if i don't come by that much. much much faith. which it will be flooded right is this. all right yeah. even the you know be in better position. from a math teacher will cure me if i would be that if. it is. a. why do you just will not be happy. for me for me to be so i'm just why did. you know his high school was not happy that i was taking him out of school for three weeks for this book tour but it was absolutely necessary and when i weighed you know with william i was like look. you know miss three weeks are going
to be behind it's going to be massively stressful but you're going to be established on the world stage and you're going to make money and you're going to tell your story and even inspire other people he was like you know he knew that that was part of the game that when he did the book once it's been thirty i hope this book tour next week but this this in time i'll be starting my my exam way more quickly so for me it's time to truce oh we've been to do the book too it's important. it's also important so now i'm just stuck in the middle and choose this series that. i don't hope we need but. when. is there wording that should she want for stress. it's you know i think.
it's. i think there's a way but. i don't think of one that's not how we did you learn stress in english. i've been through. once i started studying here i will be using bill see a close capability approach. there are some folks that if you do expose them to new york or doing a book or going to l.a. or something like that that they would have crumbled at the. the insane over the top is all of it relative to their perspective from where they grew up. and with william i never had a doubt for a second that he could handle it where you going. i'll be going to the
u.k. rise and the. do. it. even feel good in this way i'm good. i have a program of sleeping so take me time to get to sleep you know just like sometimes i'm just going to school but life in general everything how my life has changed what i need to do mean should we just saw all these things just to make me like. i kind of like shut down my my brain like thinking thinking. and william crumb quite joins us this morning along with brian miller who coauthored with him the boy who harnessed the wind it is great. so tell me what this word to
me. means that it's the way that we use to describe somebody. really crazy to create everybody said mrs salahi. your mother nobody thought you could do this and brian if you leave everyone with one thing to think about when you look at. well it's that there are people in africa it's a big continent and we hear a lot of bad news about africa every day but just know that if there was one person in malawi like william that means there are hundreds of people that kind of just like him and we need to put our resources and energy into finding them and lifting them up because that's the real hope for this cause yes. i wish you continued success that. you've just thank you.
very sympathetic. i mean. you. are trying to get out of here and more building and. what you'll be able to vary from. you know this is one of the sort of stories. to lots of people in the office to laugh at i don't know but incident i've been invited to send you to suppose i was forced to drop out of school yeah every school gets hit with an article that you're going to be part of all that's right there for you for everybody i know i thought of the dr said oh that was when he was just discovered right we're ready to just sit down for a moment greg i'll show you. how to strip all off we're going to get back so it we did you know i didn't have a break. i did everything there is party source mark our. there have to visit
and if you're going to always people are going to see more i think it's. ok you guys rocked it that was quite a day you did voice of america radio and television you did meeting with the ambassador blowing investor to united states then you did the us american streets for research and your national book bank event which was pretty fun georgetown like running to georgetown getting there like two minutes before it started but it all went perfect rocking again rocking it again and now and then b.b.c. i forgot then you can see america t.v. and then. now we're going to do the party and show time and a lot of people who wanted to come to the day's events are coming tonight instead so but tonight we are going to do tonight will be easy because you're just going to be.
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