The Vrishabhavathy River, once a pristine waterbody, has over the years been reduced to a stream of sewage. Based on the research conducted by Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), the documentary `River or Sewer: the Story of Vrishabhavathy River in Bengaluru, Southern India’, highlights the neglect and dreadful condition of this river that is polluted by industrial and domestic waste.
The film puts a spotlight on the use of waste water and the impact it has on the quality of crops and the well-being of farmers. It takes note of the socio-economic impacts and the larger environmental issues related to the pollution of the river.
This film serves as an eye-opener for all those who are not aware of the toxic cycle they are caught in, and aims to be a conversation-starter that hopefully encourages and inspires action to reclaim Vrishabhavathy.