Hispano Durón

Hispano Durón
  • Associate Professor

Contact Info

Summerfield Hall, Room 118B


Hispano Durón was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras in 1965. He obtained a bachelor’s degree at International School of Film & Television in Cuba in 1990, a Master of Arts degree in Visual Anthropology at the University of Southern California in 1995, and a doctoral degree at the University of Kansas in 2014. He has taught film courses at the National Pedagogical University and the National Autonomous University in Honduras. In 2018, Durón was granted the National Identity Award by the National Congress of Honduras. In 2022 he was selected as the Langston Hughes Visiting Professor at the Department of Film & Media Studies of the University of Kansas.


Research interests:

  • Latin American Cinema
  • Central American Cinema
  • Central American History


Teaching interests:

  • Screenwriting
  • Directing
  • Latin American Film

Creative Works

Hispano Durón has written and directed several short documentary and fictional films, among which are El sueño de Memo (2011) and El lugar de la cruz (2013), both winners of the Best of Show Award at the Tensie Awards of the University of Kansas. He also wrote and directed the feature length films Anita, la cazadora de insectos (2002) and Morazán (2017), the latter being selected as the first Honduran submission to the Academy Awards. In 2021, he wrote and directed Amaneció al fin, Valle y la independencia de Centroamérica, a 5-episodes podcast series that was broadcasted nation-wide in Honduras and that is going to be internationally launched in 2023. Durón is currently working, in collaboration with historian Dr. Darío A. Euraque, on the script of a feature documentary focused on Rafael López Padilla, a Honduran banana grower that in the past century denounced abuses and corruption of the United Fruit Company before the Government of the United States. This project won a scriptwriting fund of the Honduran Film Institute in 2022.