Male rape: New director opens a Pandora’s box

Baptism of fire.

That, in a nutshell, is how debuting filmmaker Mark Shandii Bacolod described the making of his movie “Fidel,” which opens at IndieSine Robinsons Galleria today.

More accurately, he likened it to “opening Pandora’s box.”

For starters, the film’s story involves male rape, considered taboo especially in the Philippines where machismo still reigns.


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