At the intersection of the northern Mexico desert and the plains of southwest Texas exists a symbiotic community. Here, people’s lives are spread across two countries, connected by a bridge that everyone must travel. For some, crossing to the other side means getting to work or school. For others, life straddling the border is the only way to keep their family together. Through a collection of interweaving vignettes, The In Between is a poetic ode to a greater reality of the border than the one portrayed on the news, offering a nuanced and intimate portrait of a place and its people at the heart of Mexican-American identity.
The In Between is a participant of the 2018 Diversity Fellows Initiative.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Robie Flores grew up on the U.S./Mexico border. She is an independent filmmaker and video editor based in New Orleans. She previously worked with Loki Films as an assistant on Detropia, The Education of Mohammed Hussein and ESPN’s Title IX documentary, Branded. Her work has appeared on CNN and Bloomberg and has been featured by Teen Vogue, Fusion, Allure and i-d Vice. Her latest project The In Between, has received support from Chicken & Egg’s Diversity Fellows Initiative and was selected for IFP’s 2018 Documentary Lab and the 2018 Points North Fellowship. The film is fiscally sponsored by Women Make Movies.
The In Between is her first feature film.