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.
Filmmaker Marlon Riggs discusses his hesitancy at stepping in front of the camera for his landmark film Tongues Untied.
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First-time filmmaker Katrina Browne talks about the "unfinished business" of slavery in the United States and what she hopes viewers will take away from her film.
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Filmmaker Craig Atkinson on the risks of emphasizing a warrior mindset in police training.
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Filmmaker Craig Atkinson explains why police departments are using military equipment.
Frederick Wiseman talks about his method for making films in relation to his documentary about a large high school in Philadelphia which he shot in 1968.
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Natalia Almada describes the conception of El Velador, her aesthetic choices, and her creative production process which culminated in her visually striking and powerful film.
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Alvarez and Kolker have been making documentaries for over 35 years. Their first film, American Tongues kicked off the POV series in 1988.
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Laura Poitras talks about the making of her Academy Award®-nominated film, My Country, My Country.
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Filmmaker Renee Tajima describes the many points of view she encountered while probing a murder in Detroit.
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Filmmakers Michael Collins & Marty Syjuco on the difference between moral injury and PTSD.
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Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson explores responsibility and power dynamics in documentary film.
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Filmmaker Craig Atkinson shares how police officers have reacted to his film.
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