(Canada/India | 2013 | 23 min | Dir: William Douglas McMaster)
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In the far reaching north east of India lies the island of Majuli, situated in the middle of the Brahmaputra River. Over the last 100 years, Majuli island has experienced severe soil erosion due to flooding caused by global warming and has lost over 70% of its landmass.
Since the 1970’s Majuli islander Jadav Payeng has been planting trees in order to save his island. To date he has single handedly planted a forest larger than Central Park NYC. His forest has transformed what was once a barren wasteland, into a lush oasis.
Humble yet passionate and philosophical about his work. Payeng takes us on a journey into his incredible forest.