By Liisa Cohen
“Through The Night”, directed and produced by Loira Limal, captured my heart and attention. Whoa! What is Love? This heart warming and deeply moving film captures the life and soul of an exceptional woman.
“Through The Night” is an intimate cinema verité portrait of three working mothers whose lives all intersect at a 24-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 caregiver to some of our most vulnerable, a savior to others, a support thread to the unsupported. “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.
Together with her husband and helpers, Dee “NuNu” inspires all who come near. The truly unseen hero of life. Beautifully filmed by Naiti Gamez, edited perfectly by Malika Zouhali- Worrall, and with an original score that wove everything together.
“Though The Night” is a must see, tissues at the ready