MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A new film documents the experiences of migrant farm workers in Vermont.

"Silenced Voices" focuses on the death of Jose Obeth Santiz 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 will premiere next week and be shown throughout the state. It features interviews with farm workers and the families they leave behind.

"Silenced Voices" was produced by the Vermont Migrant Farmworker Solidarity Project. It will debut July 1, at the Burlington Black Box Theater and on July 6 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Montpelier.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.