Through the Night

Around-the-clock childcare centers are becoming the new normal in the U.S as parents work non-stop to provide for their families.

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Funding Initiative
Open Call
Diversity Development Fund

Loira Limbal

Loira Limbal (Director/Producer) is an Afro-Latinx filmmaker interested in creating nuanced and revelatory portraits of the lives of working class women of color. Her first film, Estilo Hip Hop, was a co-production of ITVS and aired on PBS in 2009. She is currently the Vice President and Documentary Lab Director at Firelight Media. Firelight is Show more committed to making films about pivotal movements and people in American history. Recent productions include: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Freedom Summer, and Freedom Riders. Firelight's flagship program - the Documentary Lab - is a fellowship that provides mentorship, funding, and access to emerging filmmakers of color. Limbal is currently directing Through the Night, a feature documentary about a 24-hour daycare center in New Rochelle, NY. Additionally, she co-produces and helms the popular monthly #APartyCalledRosiePerez. For over fifteen years, Limbal has worked in the non-profit sector with a focus on cultural production, access, and representation. 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 lives in the Bronx with her two children. Show less

Other ITVS Films
Estilo Hip Hop
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Jameka Autry

Jameka Autry is a director, creative producer, and 2019 Sundance Creative Producing Lab Fellow. She was previously recognized as a 2017 Impact Partners Creative Producer Fellow and in 2018 she was selected as part of the inaugural DOC NYC 40 Under 40 List. She started her career with the award-winning duo, Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, at Break Thru Films Show more and also worked as an integral part of the Original Productions team at Cinereach. She has worked on the creative development and production of feature documentaries, narrative films, commercials, short films, and multimedia campaigns. Her films have screened at Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW, and New Directors New Films. Jameka produced Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing (HBO) and In My Father’s House (Showtime), which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and garnered wins for Best Documentary at both the Nashville Film Festival and Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival. She was a line producer on Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. and served as a consulting producer on Jeremiah Zagar's We the Animals and CNN Films' Love Gilda. She spent two seasons helming the docu-series The Fashion Fund in collaboration with Conde Nast and Vogue, which aired on Amazon. She recently completed work on Ernie & Joe (HBO),which received jury awards at SXSW and Boston International Film Festival. She is currently working on directing her first feature film The United States of America v Billie Holiday, for which she was awarded one of four Sundance/A&E Brave Storyteller Awards. Show less

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The Film

In New Rochelle, New York, a 24-hour daycare is a lifesaver for parents who work multiple jobs and odd hours to make ends meet. The film follows a mother who works the overnight shift at a hospital; another holding down three jobs to support her family; and a woman who for two decades has cared for children of parents with nowhere else to turn. Over the span of two years, across working holidays, seven day work weeks, and around-the-clock shifts, the film reveals the personal cost of rising wealth inequality in America and the close bonds forged between parents, children, and caregivers.