For thirty years, Jadav Payeng worked planting a jungle by hand in the Indian region of Assam. His remarkable efforts are shown in a new documentary.
For 30 years on a sandbar located in the Brahmaputra of Assam, one man has carefully planted one sapling after another, creating a jungle out of a wasteland. Today the Molai forest covers 1,360 acres, providing vital habitat for birds, deer, and more.
Jadav Payeng is shown here going about his daily routine to bringa forest to life: