Through the Night

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Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:Ontario Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:American Culture & Issues
Children & Youth
Families & Family Stories
Women & Women's Stories
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Loira Limbal
Producer(s):Loira Limbal
Jameka Autry
Executive Producer(s):Sally Jo Fifer
Justine Nagan
Chris White
Editor(s):Malika Zouhali-Worrall
Cinematography:Naiti Gamez
Composer:Osei Essed
Sound:Emily Strong


Through the Night is a tender, heart-wrenching portrait capturing the children, parents and caregivers of a 24-hour child care centre in upstate New York. Intimate profiles of two mothers—one working three jobs around the clock and a nurse working the night shift at a local hospital—intersect at Nunu and Pop Pop's daycare. Parents turned professional caregivers, Nunu and Pawpaw dedicate their lives to raising children and supporting parents. Their philosophy provides much-needed aid to American families struggling to get by due to financial hardships, stagnant wages and rising costs for basic necessities. In the non-stop cycle of bills and work, both child and parent are implicated in the personal costs of an economy throttled by minimum wage jobs and a scarcity of government support. Samah Ali

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