The Untold Majuli, a documentary film made by young filmmaker Vishal P Chaliha, was released on YouTube on Sunday.
The documentary released coinciding with Earth Day, talks about some of the hidden and untold stories from the world’s largest river island Majuli.
The film documents the perspectives of four different individuals including Forest Man Jadav Payeng on the river island, which is facing existential threat as massive floods and erosion in the Brahmaputra every year eat into its villages and forests.
Video link : https://youtu.be/bAdHrBbL6n8
The island, with its many paddy fields, hyacinth-filled ponds, horse-drawn ploughs migratory birds and cotton trees, is also the seat of neo-Vaishnavite culture, a monotheistic offshoot of Hinduism.
Payeng, who converted 1,360 acres barren land into dense forest, in the films points out the factors responsible for erosion and lays stress on tree plantation.