Loira Limbal

Director/Producer |
Pronouns: she/her

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. 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 is a Sundance Institute Fellow and a former Ford Foundation Justfilms/Rockwood Fellow. She lives in the Bronx with her two children.

Presentations from Facing Race 2020

Race Flicks Panel (Q&A)

Join filmmakers of our Race Flicks films for a Q&A session.

  • All Skinfolk Ain’t Kinfolk - Angela Tucker (Director/Producer)
  • Belly of the Beast - Erika Cohn (Director/Producer)
  • Standing Above the Clouds - Jalena Keane-Lee (Director/Producer)
  • Stateless (Apátrida) - Michèle Stephenson (Director)
  • The Passing On - Nathan Clarke (Director), Lana Garland (Producer)
  • Through the Night - Loira Limbal (Director/Producer)
  • While I Breathe I Hope - Xuan Vu (Producer/Editor)
Moderator(s): Hannah Hearn Speakers: Jalena Keane-Lee, Xuan Vu, Nathan Clarke, Lana Garland, Erika Cohn, Michèle Stephenson, Angela Tucker, Loira Limbal

Through the Night

To make ends meet, Americans 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.

Directed/Produced by Loira Limbal, Produced by Jameka Autry and Nicole Docta

Speakers: Loira Limbal, Jameka Autry, Nicole Docta