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Introduction Shivani Khattar began to develop her foundation as a visual storyteller in theatre; winning accolades in India for her work as a theatre actor and director. She received training under some of the greatest theatre legends in India including the late Shri Habib Tanvir. She worked as an Assistant Producer at Spot Films, New Delhi an independent TV/ News Features Agency and spent about a year in Northeast-India working on a media project for DFID and Internews Europe to promote human rights awareness. She received a Masters of Arts degree in Filmmaking from NYU' s Tisch School of Arts Asia, during which time she shot over ten short films that have been screened at international film festivals including Palm Springs International Film Festival, South by Southwest & Salt Lake City International Film Festival. She is one of the founders of ‘Films for People’, a film collective involved in the production of independent films. She has just completed camera-work on two feature length documentary films, one of which was produced by the Irish film Board. In addition she is also involved in shooting an independent documentary feature about the sex industry of Cambodia titled ‘Night Mothers’