Jadav Payeng: The Forest Man

Since the 1970’s Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island – once a barren wasteland and now a lush oasis. To date he has single-handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC. In this brilliantly shot documentary short by William D McMaster, the humble yet passionate Payeng shares his journey and the philosophy behind this incredible endeavour.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jadav_Payeng

http://www.sanctuaryasia.com/magazines/features/9122-the-strange-obsession-of-jadav-payeng.html

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2939244/ (Post-production for this was successfully funded by Kickstarter!)

 

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