• Projects

    The Hitman's Dilemma

    Short Film

    A squeamish hitman calls another hitman to help him dispose of a body.

    Demo Reel

    Check out my latest work.

    Immigrant Voices of America

    Documentary Series

    Immigrant Voices of America is an eight-episode documentary-series sharing the immigrant experience in the United States of America. Visit website for more information: www.ImmigrantVoicesOfAmerica.com

    Get Out The Vote: Raymiro

    Short Segment

    Collaboration with CHIRLA in creating six Get Out The Vote videos highlighting voters and their hopes for the 2020 presidential election. Raymiro shares his thoughts about the 2020 election.


    Short Film (coming soon)

    On their last morning together, a father must say goodbye to his wife and six-year-old daughter before being deported back to Mexico.

    Jesus Perez: Engineer


    Jesus Perez shares his personal story of becoming an engineer. From growing up in a working-class community to graduating from MIT to finally working at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems as a Senior Mechanical Engineer. Jesus shares his challenges, aspirations, and advice to future Latinos in STEM-related fields.

    Dyslexia: Hector's Story


    Hector is ranked 5th in the US for Cross Country, but due to his lack of assistance with his dyslexia in high school, Hector is in great jeopardy of being denied to compete across the US.

    The Valley In The Struggle


    The Valley In The Struggle shares the amazing story of some of the San Fernando Valley residents who united with the UFW in fighting for farmworker justice. Narrated by acclaimed actor, Jacob Vargas. For more information visit: thevalleyinthestruggle.strikingly.com

    Pacoima Murals Walking Tour


    There’s a mural resurgence brewing in the city of Pacoima, Ca. In this recap video you will see 15-18 incredible murals along Van Nuys Blvd., learn the history, hear the inspiration and meet the artists who painted them.



    Unrest: Founding of the Cal State Northridge Chicana/o Studies Department is a feature length documentary that for the first time tells the story of the dramatic conflicts between students and administration to force open the doors to teaching ethnic studies in the university. For more information visit: www.unrestdoc.com



    Every Saturday evening Elvira sits down and watches her favorite sport…..Lucha Libre (Mexican Wrestling). She loves it so much that she can’t have enough of it!

  • About

    Miguel Angel Duran


    Miguel Angel Durán is a Chicano writer/director whose work spans documentaries, films, and branded content. At the age of 23, he directed his first feature-length documentary, Unrest, where over 1,000 attendees were present at the premiere screening. He then directed The Valley in The Struggle, a thirty-minute documentary about the UFW’s fight for farmworker justice in the late 1960s, narrated by acclaimed actor, Jacob Vargas. Recently, he directed Immigrant Voices of America, an eight-episode documentary-series sharing the immigrant experience in the US. The series won the Jury Award for Best Episodic Documentary from the 2020 Bentonville Film Festival. His recent pilot for A Mothers Love placed semi-finalist in the 2021 ScreenCraft’s TV Pilot Script Competition.


    Aside from filmmaking, Miguel has also participated in education and filmmaking panels across the U.S. from Los Angeles to Boston to Toronto, Canada. He has also taught documentary production courses at Cal State University Northridge.

  • Press

    Immigrant Voices accepted to Beeston Film Fest 2022.


    Immigrant Voices has officially been accepted to the Beeston Film Festival in England! The event will be from April 1-3, 2022. Stay Tuned.

    Immigrant Voices accepted to Immigration Film Fest 2021 in Washington DC


    The Immigration Film Fest will take place in October 2021 in Washington DC. Cristel's story will be part of their "Immigrants Are Essential" segment.

    Separation Accepted to Multiple Film Festivals


    My short film, Separation, has been accepted to multiple film festivals including the San Diego Latino Film Festival's Migrant Voices Film Challenge, Latino & Native American Film Festival, Oniros Film Awards- New York, and recently CineFestival San Antonio

    Immigrant Voices wins Best Episodic Documentary at Bentonville Film Festival


    Immigrant Voices wins the Jury Award Best Episodic Documentary at the Bentonville Film Festival 2020. Read it here.

    Bentonville Film Festival Unveils Jury Prize Winners - Deadline


    Read the Deadline article here.

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