Recent standouts like Guatemala’s Ixcanul or Costa Rica’s Princesas Rojas have introduced international audiences to Central American cinema by representing their countries at festivals around the world and at the Academy Awards. Slowly, other countries in the region have realized the importance of having a presence abroad and this year Catrachos are finally getting in on the Oscar game.
For the ninetieth Academy Awards, a record 92 countries have submitted a film to be considered in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Among those, one of the new kids on the block is Honduras, which is entering the race for the first time ever with Morazán, directed by Hispano Durón. War-torn Syria, the African nations of Senegal and Mozambique, the Southeast Asian country Laos, and Caribbean island-state Haiti also submitted movies for the first time.
Earlier this year, Honduras took a... Read more