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“William and the Windmill” wins Grand Jury Award at SXSW

“William and the Windmill” wins Grand Jury Award at SXSW | Documentary Landscapes | Scoop.it

The film tells the story of TED Speaker William Kamkwamba, who has come to be known by the title of his memoir, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. At age 14, Kamkwamba built a windmill out of junk parts, adapting a design he saw in a library book in order to provide electricity for his family in rural Malawi.

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Also worth checking out is this article about director Ben Nabors' inspiration behind making this film:

 

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VOD for Everyone? Vimeo's Blake Whitman Tells Us About Opening Up Self-Distribution With Vimeo On Demand

VOD for Everyone? Vimeo's Blake Whitman Tells Us About Opening Up Self-Distribution With Vimeo On Demand | Documentary Landscapes | Scoop.it
Vimeo's announcement today at SXSW that the company is launching a self-distribution service has the potential to be a major tool for independent filmmakers.
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SXSW: Napster doc ‘Downloaded’ premieres and Sean Parker has one great regret | EW.com

SXSW: Napster doc ‘Downloaded’ premieres and Sean Parker has one great regret | EW.com | Documentary Landscapes | Scoop.it

When Napster co-founders Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker took the stage after the world premiere of the new documentary Downloaded at SXSW, about the rise and fall of their revolutionary music-sharing service, they were met with tremendous applause. That, says director Alex Winter (Bill from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, incidentally), was a moment of tremendous relief and vindication.

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