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.
The In Between is a lyrical coming-of-age portrait of growing up on the U.S./Mexico border. Woven from the daily lives of children in the sister cities of Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras, the film celebrates and explores how the fronterizo identity takes shape. Following a chronology from early childhood to adolescence, the contours of formative moments emerge – mundane and momentous – as each young protagonist figuratively passes the baton to the next. As the experiences of the children unfold, the director's own thoughts and memories weave between and around them, with the narration acting like the hand that turns the kaleidoscope to constantly reveal new shapes and facets of the fronterizo identity – and her own evolving relationship to it.