PBS Premiere: March 24, 2013
Online: April 8, 2014 – April 24, 2014
A 2014 Webby Award nominee! Vote at webbyawards.com.
Girl Model strips away the façade of the modeling industry by following two people whose lives intersect because of it. Ashley is a deeply conflicted American model scout, and 13-year-old Nadya, plucked from a remote Siberian village and promised a lucrative career in Japan, is her latest discovery. As the young girl searches for glamour and an escape from poverty, she confronts the harsh realities of a culture that worships youth — and an industry that makes perpetual childhood a globally traded commodity. An Official Selection of the 2011 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Winner, 2011 POV | Alpha Cine Award. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV.
On POV's companion website for Girl Model, you can ask a "girl model" about modeling realities, explore the international model supply chain, view a video interview with the filmmakers, download a discussion guide and other viewing resources, and more.
Girl Model (90 min.)