Through the Night

Through the Night is an intimate cinéma verité portrait of three working mothers whose lives all intersect at a 24-hour day care centre: 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 tender portrait of titanic strength, love, and selflessness, 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.

Languages:
English

Duration:
107 minutes

Country of origin:
USA

Year of production:
2020