FORESTING LIFE

Directed by Aarti Shrivastava
India, 2013
69 mins (with subtitles)

Foresting Life presents the remarkable story of one man's drive to create the world's first man-made forest on a sandbar.

Over 35 years, Jadav Payeng, a villager from Assam India, single-handedly transformed a 1400 acre sandbar into a thriving forest ecosystem. Despite no government support, the threat of poachers, and strong opposition from his community, Jadav is relentless in his mission as a conservationist.

A touching and emotional story of a man who through sheer will and determination beats the odds stacked against him to champion the environment and win the hearts and minds of those around him.