Jadav Molai Payeng | Wild child
A film chronicles the Forest Man's ongoing efforts to nurture and expand the forest he created on a Brahmaputra sandbar
Early morning, on the day before Bihu, the Assamese new year, Jadav Molai Payeng picked up his mobile phone at half a ring. He said he was about to board the canoe that takes him to his forest every day, but that he would wait and sit down to talk. “The only people who really love me and my forest is reporters," he said, in a thick Upper Assam accent. He talks so briskly he almost chews words.