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In a remote fishing island in the 50's, Pepito grows up learning the trade of his mother, Rosa, the only midwife capable of delivering the newborn babies of their community. At first, the young son doesn't mind the unusual arrangement, but as he grows older, he begins to resist the role traditionally meant only for women. In time, Pepito's coming of age intersects with the lives of the other islanders, whose beliefs and struggles become critical impetus to his maturity.

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In the Navel of the Sea
In the Navel of the Sea


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Original Title Sa pusod ng dagat

Status Released

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  • June 24, 1998


Original Language Tagalog

Runtime 1h 53m

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