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Through the Night documentary screening and talk with film director Loira Limbal and scholar/activist Salamishah Tillet
Tuesday, February 9
2:00 – 3:15 PM (EST)
Through the Night documentary screening and talk with film director Loira Limbal scholar/activist Salamishah Tillet

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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. 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 the U.S and the close bonds forged between parents, children, and caregivers.

Presented by the Center for Black Visual Culture (CBVC)/Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA) at New York University; Co-sponsored by The Latinx Project at NYU and 370J Project

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Loira Limbal
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. Firelight is committed to making films about pivotal movements and moments in the U.S. Firelight's flagship program - the Documentary Lab - is a fellowship that provides mentorship, funding, and industry access to emerging filmmakers of color. Limbal’s current film, THROUGH THE NIGHT is a feature documentary about a 24 hour daycare center. 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. @DJLaylo
Salamishah Tillet
Salamishah Tillet is the Henry Rutgers Professor of African American and African Studies and Creative Writing at Rutgers University, Newark. She is a contributing critic-at-large for the New York Times and the author of "Sites of Slavery: Citizenship and Racial Democracy in the Post-Civil Rights Imagination" and "In Search of the Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece." In 2020, Salamishah was awarded the Whiting Creative NonFiction grant for her work in progress, "All the Rage: "Mississippi Goddam" and the World Nina Simone Made." She also the founder, along with her sister Scheherazade Tillet, of A Long Walk Home, an art organization that empowers young people to end violence against girls and women. Twitter & Instagram: @salamishah