The Inbetween

Next Gen Student Films

The Inbetween


The Inbetween is a short documentary film created in The Representation Project’s 2020 Youth Media Academy. Filmmaker Mia Jay Pachirat explores living between the abled and disabled and what it means to have your foot in two different worlds.

Film Festival Acceptances: Bright Ideas Film Festival, 2021 Davis Feminist Film Festival, Chicago Southland International Film Festival, All American High School Film Festival, Reel Girls Film Festival 2021, Miami Independent Film Festival, SonderBlu Film Festival


Questions for discussion following the viewing:

  1. How does ability affect your daily life?
  1. What do you think it means to be disabled?
  1. Do you feel in-between parts of your identity? If so, please describe. How does it make you feel?
  1. Do you know someone whose ability affects their daily life? Do they feel in-between parts of their identity? How does it make them feel?
  1. How do  you think society can start to break labels and put away boxes?  

Feeling Inspired? Please consider selecting at least one of the following to bring about positive change in our society.

Calls to Action for Inbetween 

* Educate yourself on disabilities to create a more welcoming and easy world for everyone.

* Reflect on the ways you take ability/identities for  granted and recognize how that affects  others.

* Follow individuals on social media who, as differently-abled individuals, provide insight into navigating challenging situations.

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