Amidst the astonishing poverty of Calcutta streets, one woman creates a miraculous melting pot where rich, poor, destitute, Hindu, Muslim and Christian children unite, actively rewire their society and create a future of their own choosing. Meet Maya, who, when 5 years old, managed to take care for her two-years-old sister for 6 months alone in a train station. Meet Kali, a young girl from the streets who now has the power not only to fight for her abused mother, but for the education and rights of women and girls in general. Meet Saloni, Anamika, Anges and others who are among thousands of children who are reaching out to help and back one another. Filmed over seven years in Calcutta, Sit Beside Me is a journey into the surprising lives of Sr. Cyril’s children and how they are reinventing their society, one child at a time.