Following the film, watch a recorded discussion with director Loira Limbal and subjects Deloris “Nunu” and Patrick “Pop Pop” Hogan.

Any working parent can tell you how vital childcare providers are to their lives. As America’s economy requires more parents working multiple jobs or the nightshift, the need for 24-hour childcare is critical. THROUGH THE NIGHT shares an intimate portrait of the struggle and bond between two working mothers and their childcare provider.

For over twenty years, “Nunu” and her husband “Pop Pop” have dedicated their lives to their business — creating a safe space for children to learn, eat, sleep and be loved. It is hard work and Nunu is relentless in providing care to her families. Through beautiful verité storytelling, filmmaker Loira Limbal demonstrates the personal toll of rising economic inequality — an issue even more relevant now as our country struggles with the effects of a health pandemic.
–Sarah Harris

Loira Limbal is an Afro-Latina filmmaker interested in telling nuanced and revelatory stories about women of color. Her first film ESTILO HIP HOP aired on PBS in 2009. She is the Senior Vice President of Programs at Firelight Media and lives in the Bronx with her two children.


Country: USA

Year: 2020

Director: Loira Limbal

Producers: Jameka Autry, Loira Limbal

Executive Producers: Sally Jo Fifer, Justine Nagan, Chris White, Leslie Fields-Cruz, Sandie Viquez Pedlow

Director of Photography: Naiti Gamez

Editor: Malika Zouhali-Worrall

Music: Osei Essed

Featuring: Deloris "Nunu" Hogan, Patrick "Pop Pop" Hogan, Marisol Valencia, Shanona Tate

Running Time (minutes): 73 MIN

Language: English