Padma Shri Jadav Payeng – the forest man of India who created 1360 acres of dense green forest in Assam, single-handedly. When Big Short Films went to shoot a film about him, many things were running on their mind. But when they met him, they were swept away by his simplicity and noble pursuit.
How he walked the way for the past 35 years to build the forest that flourishes now with Elephants, Rhinos, Tigers and more was simply stunning. Had he been doing it for his own wellness, he’d have stopped after planting a few trees near his house. But, an entire forest in the remote district of Jorhat? It is hard to comprehend his commitment, passion & perseverance.
In a time where politics is becoming a business and the common people are becoming materialistic consumers, we are forgetting the root of our very survival – Mother nature. It is green warriors like Jadav Payeng who remain as the light and restore faith in humanity. He speaks about his journey, his love for trees, his vision and his questions on the life today.