Leticia Tonos Paniagua
Leticia Tonos Paniagua was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She studied advertising at APEC University before working as a producer. She was the first Dominican woman to direct a feature film. Her feature debut was Love Child (11). Cristo Rey (13) is her follow-up.
A poignant study of crime, cultural tensions and migrant experience, this modern-day Romeo & Juliet story with a Caribbean twist is a fresh and honest look at the harsh realities that Haitians face in their neighboring country. It is also a timeless tale of forbidden love.