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Through the Night

  • Loira Limbal, Director
  • Loira Limball, Producer
  • Duana C. Butler, Producer

A boy and a girl is looking out at a window.

About the Project

To make ends meet, Americans 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 verite documentary that explores the personal cost of our modern economy through the stories of two working mothers and a child care provider - whose lives intersect at a 24-hour daycare center in New Rochelle, NY.

Loira Limbal, Director

Loira Limbal is an Afro-Latina filmmaker and DJ interested in the creation of art that affirms women of color and builds solidarity across communities. Her first film, Estilo Hip Hop aired on PBS in 2009. Limbal is currently directing Through the Night, a feature documentary about a 24-hour daycare center in New Rochelle, NY. She is the Vice President and Documentary Lab Director at Firelight Media. She lives in the Bronx with her two children.

Duana C. Butler, Producer

Duana C. Butler is an independent producer/director. She is a producer of the short film Hold On (Dir: Christine Turner) which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and is presently touring the festival circuit. Butler is the Series Director of the public television series Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange (Exec. Producer: Black Public Media/formerly the National Black Programming Consortium).  She co-produced the documentary Miss Navajo (Dir: Billy Luther) which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was broadcast on PBS‰Ûª Independent Lens. Other credits include Curator/Producer of WNET/Thirteen's independent film series Reel New York. Butler is an alum of the CPB/PBS Producers Academy (WGBH Boston). She is also the Program Director for New York Women in Film & Television.