On the banks of once great river ‘Kali Bein’, sat the wise sage, his feet folded and his mind’s eye meditating on the river water, remembering how on 160km long stretch, it once thrived with a natural roar setting rhythm for life and livelihood along its banks. He thought of the tons of sewage and toxins that was thoughtlessly dumped into the purity of the river not just tainting its water but literally asphyxiating its natural course and flow.
Recollecting himself after the long serene meditation, the sage declares that he himself and alone would resurrect the mother river to her past glory. All who seek to join are welcomed but not one hand is forced. What stirred in the heart of one man quickly spreads through the rest of community. A movement not just takes birth but evolves and becomes a collective force, a voice, a song. The river will be released and once again flow free but the surrounding industries ever-seeking to dwarf the people, to mute their song continue to move in with their cancerous wastes… ‘Kali Bein’ not just narrates the beginning and the process of evolution of a dynamic movement but carries with itself the spirit of the movement which it seeks to keep alive against every odd.