Through the Night (2020)

  • Documentary, Drama
  • 1h 12m

Sponsored by Whitewater Films

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This film will be available for viewing March 8th - 21st

To make ends meet, people in the U.S. are working longer hours across multiple jobs. This modern reality of non-stop work has resulted in an unexpected phenomenon: the flourishing of 24-hour daycare centers. Through the Night is a verité documentary that explores the personal cost of our modern economy through the stories of two working mothers and a childcare provider—whose lives intersect at a 24-hour daycare center.

The film follows a mother who works the overnight shift at a hospital; another holding down three jobs to support her family; and a woman who for two decades has cared for children of parents with nowhere else to turn. Over the span of two years, across working holidays, seven-day work weeks, and around-the-clock shifts, the film reveals the personal cost of rising wealth inequality in the U.S and the close bonds forged between parents, children, and caregivers.

This film has both English and Spanish closed captions available. Please manually turn on closed captions using the “CC” logo at the bottom of the player screen when you play the title.

Director

Loria Limbal

Producer

Loria Limbal

Producer

Jameka Autry

Producer

Esther Robinson

Producer

Duana Butler

Producer

Judith Helfand

Producer

Tatiyana Jenkins

Producer

Monika Navarro

Composer

Osei Essed

Cinematographer

Naiti Gamez

Executive Producer

Sally Jo Fifer

Executive Producer

Justine Nagan

Executive Producer

Christ White

Languages

English, Spanish

Subtitles

English, Spanish

Country

United States

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