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Girl Model

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PBS Premiere: March 24, 2013

Online: Feb. 11, 2015 – Feb. 18, 2016


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.

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TAGS: beauty, eastern europe, fashion, model, modeling, siberia, women, youth

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Film Information

Girl Model (90 min.)

Premiere Date: March 24, 2013

Streaming Dates: Feb. 11, 2015 – Feb. 18, 2016

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Trailer: Link | Embed

Filmmakers: A. Sabin, David Redmon Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release | Fact Sheet | Critical Acclaim

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