El In Between

Embedded in the lives of Texas/Mexico border kids, a filmmaker explores how fronterizo identity takes shape and what it means today.

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Robie Flores

Robie Flores is a filmmaker and video editor drawn to telling stories that explore the nuances of her fronterizo and Mexican-American communities. Her project El In Between is a feature film about growing up on the U.S./Mexico border, which has received support from Ford Foundation, Field of Vision and ITVS among others.

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Alejandro Flores

Alejandro Flores is a Mexican-American filmmaker producing his first documentary feature, El In Between, which received support from Just Films, Chicken & Egg, Field of Vision, Firelight Media, Points North and others. He also co-directed an episode of Bridge Builders, an Independent Lens Stories for Justice series on justice reform.

filmmaker Kellen Quinn

Kellen Quinn

Kellen Quinn is an Oscar-nominated producer whose credits include Garrett Bradley's Time, Luke Lorentzen's A Still Small Voice and Midnight Family, Noah Hutton’s In Silico, Daniel Hymanson’s So Late So Soon, and Viktor Jakovleski's Brimstone & Glory. He runs the independent production company Hedgehog Films with Luke Lorentzen. 

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The Film

Following the death of her brother, a filmmaker returns to the bordertown where she grew up in an attempt to document—using his camera—the spaces and places that shaped them. But the youth of today, in all their complexity, challenge her personal reverie, sparking a meditation on how Mexican-American identity takes shape, and what it feels and sounds like to grow up on the U.S.-Mexico border.