The in Between is a portrait of a unique community that follows the exceptional but very normal lives of the citizens of the sister cities of Eagle Pass, Texas and Piedras Negras, Coahuila along the U.S. / Mexico border, offering an intimate look into the heart of Mexican-American identity.
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 the margins of two countries, connected by a bridge and a river that they all travel. Following a journalist capturing the changing political landscape, a lone crusader promoting international kayaking while the local rag-tag kids splash by the river banks, a mother straddling a life in two countries to keep her family together, and the quotidian moments of the lives lived in between two nations and their cultures, The In Between offers an intimate portrait of a place and its people at the heart of Mexican-American identity.
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.
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