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 child care provider - whose lives intersect at a 24-hour daycare center.
Digital conversation with Director/Producer Loira Limbal, Editor Malika Zouhali-Worrall, and Film Protagonists Deloris “Nunu” Hogan and Patrick “Pop Pop” Hogan; moderated by Shaniqua McClendon, Political Director at Crooked Media.
Loira Limbal, Director/Producer
Loira Limbal is an Afro-Dominican filmmaker and DJ interested in the creation of art that is nuanced and revelatory for communities of color. She is the Senior Vice President of Programs at Firelight Media that provides mentorship, funding, and industry access to emerging filmmakers of color. Limbal’s current film, Through the Night was part of the 2019 Sundance Edit & Story Lab and was selected for world premiere at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. Her first film, Estilo Hip Hop, was a co-production of ITVS and aired on PBS in 2009. Additionally, she co-produces and helms the popular Brooklyn monthly #APartyCalledRosiePerez. Limbal received a B.A. in History from Brown University and is a graduate of the Third World Newsreel's Film and Video Production Training Program. She is a Sundance Institute Fellow and a former Ford Foundation JustFilms/Rockwood Fellow. She lives in the Bronx with her two children.
Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Editor
Malika Zouhali-Worrall is an Emmy award-winning director and editor based in Brooklyn, NY. Her first film, CALL ME KUCHU, a collaboration with Katherine Fairfax Wright, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2012, going on to screen at more than 200 film festivals and win 20 awards, including the Berlinale’s Teddy Award, and Hot Docs’ Best International Feature Award. Malika’s second film, THANK YOU FOR PLAYING (Tribeca 2015), a collaboration with David Osit was awarded the News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Arts & Culture Documentary, and was also nominated for Outstanding Documentary Editing and Best Documentary. More recently, Malika directed the pilot episode for European broadcaster ARTE’s EARN A LIVING (IDFA 2018), a documentary series that examines experiments worldwide in universal basic income. She recently edited THROUGH THE NIGHT which was selected for the 2019 Sundance Edit & Story Lab.
Deloris “Nunu” Hogan and Patrick “Pop Pop” Hogan, Film Protagonists
Deloris "Nunu" Hogan and Patrick "Pop Pop" Hogan founded Dee's Tots in New Rochelle, New York in 1985 with the mission to enrich the children they serve one day at a time through individual and group play, interactive learning, and to provide a safe “home away from home.” Most of the constituents are single parent, low-income families. They provide a unique service, 24 hours a day child care for families for whom child care options are limited. The care that they provide is essential to the empowerment of the kids they serve and brings peace of mind to the parents they serve. They want the families they serve to know they are not alone.