Project Description

Image from Estralita (Little Star) animated video of a father standing outside his barn while his daughter peers from behind a window inside the barn.

DLINQ’s Animation Studio Producer Daniel Houghton created this animated film. Estrellita, (or 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.


  • Indie and Foreign Film Festival (Best Animation)
  • Santiago Indepedent Film Awards (Best Animation)
  • Bang Awards (Finalist)
  • San Diego Lation Film Festival
  • Golden Kuker Animation Festival, Sofia Bulgaria
  • Vermont International Film Festival
  • Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival


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