First Run Features • 1h 17m
Directed by David Redmon & Ashley Sabin • Documentary • With Ashley Arbaugh, Olivia Arben, Rachel Blais, Tigran Khachatrain, Nadya Vall • 2012 • 77 minutes
Girl Model explores how young girls are discovered in obscure corners of the globe and initiated into the high stakes modeling industry. This eye-opening film follows two protagonists: Ashley Arbaugh, a former model and now scout who scours the Siberian countryside looking for fresh faces; and one of her discoveries, Nadya Vall, a 13-year-old plucked from her rustic home in Russia and dropped into the center of bustling Tokyo with promises of a profitable career.
“A must-see movie as intriguing as it is disturbing.” - Marie Claire
“Revealing.” - The Daily Beast
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