We are proud to present this week’s Short of the Week: Estrellita, by Middlebury’s own Daniel Houghton.

Estrellita ( Little Star), tells a piercing story about the constant threat of family separation and deportation for undocumented farmworkers in Vermont. Seen through the eyes of a little girl growing up on a dairy farm, the story begins in an idyllic wonderland of childhood adventure that turns dark when a powerful force raids the farm to capture her father.

Since finishing Estrellita and screening it at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival last summer, filmmaker Daniel Houghton has been hard at work on a new project called The Bonefish.

You can see the film here – for free – for one week only.