Tourism to the paradise island of the Dominican Republic is increasing. So are the numbers of local girls selling sex for tourist dollars. It is estimated that in the Dominican Republic, which has a population of about seven million, there are 25,000 minors working as prostitutes. Using a hidden camera “Sex With the Angels” captures life on the streets – hotel workers offering to arrange sex with child prostitutes, tourists negotiating prices and the police cracking down on the trade and demanding bribes. Two young girls talk about their experiences, needs and choices and lead the film-makers to examine the organisations who are working in the slums to support vulnerable minors and provide alternative opportunities.
Broadcaster: Television de Catalunya
Director: Joan Salvat
Producer: Monserrat Casals