The provocative film is a lyrical exploration of youth, beauty and ambition, seen through the eyes of a conflicted American modeling scout and the 13-year-old girl she discovers.
The filmmakers talk about the modeling industry and the making of their film, Girl Model.
Models, lawyers and advocates join the conversation around 'Girl Model' after a screening at the Brooklyn Museum.
Former model and model advocate Rachel Blais explains how using young girls to advertise for women's products can affect the body images of consumers.
13-year-old aspiring model Nadya faces difficulties after being sent to Japan with promised jobs and bookings.
Ashley, a modeling scout, attends castings and beauty pageants in Siberia, looking for "fresh" new girls to send to Japan for potential modeling jobs.