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Through the Night
Directed by Loira Limbal • 2020 • United States
Starring Deloris “Nunu” Hogan, Patrick “Pop Pop” Hogan, Marisol Valencia
THROUGH THE NIGHT is an intimate cinema-verité portrait of three working mothers whose lives all intersect at a twenty-four-hour daycare center: a mother working the overnight shift as an essential worker at a hospital; another holding down three jobs just to support her family; and a woman who for over two decades has cared for the children of parents with nowhere else to turn. A tender portrait of titanic strength, love, and selflessness, THROUGH THE NIGHT showcases the multiplicity of “women’s work”—paid, underpaid, and unpaid; emotional and physical; domestic and career-oriented—all while negotiating the terms of a dignified existence under the three arrows of racism, sexism, and capitalism in America.