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In 2021, Aastha Khanna founded The Intimacy Collective, a non-profit organization based in India with an international scope. Alongside co-founders Sara Arrhusius and Neha Vyas, as well as their growing network of members and specialists, Khanna works to educate media and performance industries from within. Through online discourse on Instagram and Clubhouse, the Collective is jumpstarting important and accessible conversations about consent in film and media production in India, while building valuable connections between practitioners and supporters of the work. This interview with Khanna touches upon this work, as well as discussing international standards for performed industry, censorship, the male gaze, and more.
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