MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A new film documenting the experiences of migrant farm workers in Vermont is debuting in Burlington.

"Silenced Voices" focuses on the death of Jose Obeth Santiz Cruz in a farming accident in Vermont and the return of his remains to his small village in Mexico to show the "invisible role" played by migrant workers on the state's dairy farms.

An estimated 1,500 Hispanic workers work on dairy farms across the state.

The film features interviews with farm workers and the families they leave behind.

"Silenced Voices", produced by the Vermont Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project, will debut Thursday, at the Burlington Black Box Theater and on Tuesday at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Montpelier.

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