Documentary film viewing and discussion about the experiences of migrant farm workers. Free and open to the public. Presented by Goddard College’s undergraduate program. For directions, call 802.454.8311. See below for more about the film and filmmakers, including a video trailer.
"Hide" takes us inside the daily lives of eight migrant dairy workers from Latin America who sustain Vermont's iconic dairy farms and working landscapes. The film illuminates the feelings and experiences of the hidden lives of migrant farm workers--feelings of isolation, fear, lack of recognition and sometimes hope. Using an unusual narrative form, the film combines original music, obscured images, and multi-voiced narration to provide an intimate glimpse at the daily lives of migrant workers and their fight for dignity.
Following the film there will be a Q & A with the filmmakers about the filmmaking process and what they learned about the issue through their experiences working on this film.
About the two filmmakers:
Elori Kramer: Originally from Minneapolis, MN, Kramer is a senior at Middlebury College, where she majors in Geography but finds herself spending increasingly more time working with film. While she has played, recorded, and toured with numerous music projects including Northern Howl, Alas, Alas, and most recently Alpenglow, this is her first serious foray into film. She is interested in story, challenging the viewer, and discovering how using different narrative forms can create or recreate certain feelings.
Peter Coccoma: After leaving his hometown of Cooperstown, NY, Peter spent time in Italy and later Cuba speaking new languages and thinking about cultural Marxism. He continued to study these interests at school in Vermont, putting them to use working with the migrant farm worker community and writing about its connections to much larger issues. He currently lives in Burlington, VT where he spends increasingly more time playing with the band Alpenglow and brainstorming new media projects. This is his first film.