Through the eyes of children unencumbered by border politics, The In Between visits the characteristic moments of growing up between two countries. In the communities of Eagle Pass, Texas and Piedras Negras, Coahuila, the film explores how life on the border is both ordinary and extraordinary and feels vibrant and fluid. Shot entirely in verité form, the film draws on a wide cast of interconnected characters in their daily routines. Interweaving quotidian moments with monumental experiences, The In Between is what coming of age on the U.S. / Mexico border looks like: birthdays, discovering Selena’s music, learning to dance cumbia, field days, first loves, homecoming, high school prom, graduation, and figuring out what’s next. This immersive film forms a lyrical coming-of-age story that celebrates the vibrant space between ‘Mexican’ and ‘American’.
Robie Flores grew up on the U.S./Mexico border. She is an independent filmmaker and video editor based in New Orleans. Her work has appeared on CNN and Bloomberg and has been featured by Teen Vogue, Fusion, Allure and i-d Vice. She is drawn to telling stories that explore the nuances of her fronterizo, Chicano and Mexican-American communities. Her latest project The In Between, has received support from Chicken & Egg's Diversity Fellows Initiative, Just Films | Ford Foundation, Field of Vision, Sundance, Austin Film Society, ITVS and was selected for IFP’s 2018 Documentary Lab, the 2018 Points North Fellowship, BAVC Mediamaker Fellowship and Camden / TFI Labs.
The In Between is her first feature film.