For the past 35 years Jadav Payeng has been planting trees on Majuli Island in Northern India. The 1,360 acre Molai Forest began as a barren sandbar in the middle of a river. Payeng has turned it into a tropical wildlife refuge singlehandedly. It has become his life's work.
TreeHugger wrote about him in 2012 and a Canadian filmmaker, William Douglas McMaster read the post. The story captured his imagination and now he has made an award-winning documentary film about Payeng: Forest Man.
It has been shown at numerous film festivals and we are delighted to be able to show this sneak preview to TreeHugger readers.