Middlebury Filmmakers Raise Questions About The Invisible Plight of Vermont Dairy Workers
Two Middlebury College documentarians have released a new film this week, raising questions about the living and working conditions of Vermont's undocumented farmworkers. Hide, the first film from Middlebury senior Elori Kramer and 2012 alumni Peter Coccoma, was produced with a $3000 grant from Middlebury College and filmed over the summer. "We didn’t want to point fingers," Kramer says. "We just wanted to ask the questions.”
A new documentary film shines light on a continuing problem: the harsh conditions endured by undocumented immigrants who labor invisibly on Vermont’s dairy farms. The release this month of Hide comes as lawmakers returning to Montpelier prepare to tackle controversial legislation on immigrant rights.