Karsewa documents a voluntary movement called by a saint to revive a 170-kilometre-long dead river. The film skillfully highlights how a contemporary movement, which traces its inspiration to Guru Nanak Dev, can incorporate ‘medieval wisdom’ for popular mobilisation. Going beyond stereotypical perceptions regarding religion and the concept of karsewa, Ami seeks to underline how religion can aid people to develop a sense of collective around contemporary concerns. At a time when religious extremism is on the rise, Karsewa continues to be an important message on the inclusionary and people-oriented aspects of religious discourse.
The film has also been subtitled in English.
Duration: 62 Mins