Segments in this Video

24-Hour Daycare (03:06)


Nunu puts children to bed at her childcare center in New Rochelle, New York. She cleans and her husband PopPop gets work done as the children are asleep.

Family Daycare (03:41)

Nunu and PopPop have been running the daycare for 22 years with the help of their daughter and a small team. They have families who drop off their children at all hours, because of difficult work schedules.

Education at Daycare (04:00)

Nunu and the staff teach the children simple skills like sharing. while also providing basic education. Older students arrive after school and need homework help.

Nunu's Daycare (04:15)

Nunu was a stay-at-home mom, who started watching other children when a friend needed childcare, and word spread. The work reduced the one-on-one time she had with her own children.

Need for Overnight Care (03:06)

A nurse never thought about overnight care until she was placed on an overnight shift. She feels guilty about leaving her children but feels Nunu's daycare is secure.

Working Mother (05:31)

A mother with three jobs often works seven days a week and needs frequent childcare. She, like many others in the community, rely on Nunu's daycare.

Toll of Overnight Care (02:28)

Nunu gets little sleep and has health problems. She has considered retirement but feels the need in the community for her work is too strong.

Acceptance of Daycare (02:46)

The mother with three jobs was forced to use daycare when she became a single parent. Though her children have adjusted to daycare, she worries about someone else raising them.

Nunu and PopPop (05:36)

The couple shares equal responsibility at the daycare. They support one another when the work gets difficult.

Holiday Care (06:35)

The mother with three jobs drops her children off at Nunu's on Christmas. Nunu had children overnight but is trying to give food and presents to all of the families.

Extra Care (07:41)

Nunu and PopPop read the young children a bedtime story before their nap. Nunu then teaches older children about gardening. One of the oldest children worries about what adult life is like.

Overnight Stay (04:53)

Nunu and PopPop get the children who are staying overnight ready for bed. A brother and sister have a quick phone call with their mom.

Limitations to Daycare (06:02)

Nunu feels she does not have enough downtime to get shoulder surgery. Assistance to pay for daycare is cut off once a child turns 13.

Nunu's Condition (05:47)

Nunu was rushed for emergency surgery to remove a mass from her head. The incident results in vision loss, breathing problems, and memory issues.

Graduating from Daycare (07:19)

Nunu and PopPop host a daycare graduation for the children. Nunu thanks the parents for letting her be a part of their children's lives.

Credits: "Through the Night" (02:31)

Credits: "Through the Night"

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Through the Night

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Through the Night is a cinema verité portrait of three working New York mothers whose lives 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 to support her family; and a woman who for over two decades has cared for the children of parents with nowhere else to turn.

Length: 76 minutes

Item#: BVL273963

Copyright date: ©2021

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