Filmmakers A. Sabin and David Redmon discuss the modeling industry, the origins of their film, and what they wish audiences will take away from Girl Model.
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As a 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.
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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.
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.
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