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Living in denial: How society ignores the sexual abuse of young boys

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In the middle of making her first short film ‘The Candy Man’, which deals with child sexual abuse, Insia Dariwala decided to change the protagonist from a young girl to a boy. “My journey has always been to produce work which uncovers aspects of society that people may not be aware of; these may be social issues, certain diseases or human drama and relationships,” Dariwala, a film-maker and social activist, told IndiaSpend. Child sexual abuse is a topic rarely discussed among conservative Indian society, and male child sexual abuse is an even more taboo ...