Despite a lack of obvious similarities between Siberia and Tokyo, a thriving model industry connects these distant regions. GIRL MODEL follows two protagonists involved in this industry: Ashley, a deeply ambivalent model scout who scours the Siberian countryside looking for fresh faces to send to the Japanese market, and one of her discoveries, Nadya, a thirteen year-old plucked from the Siberian countryside and dropped into the center of Tokyo with promises of a profitable career. After Ashley’s initial discovery of Nadya, the two rarely meet again, but their stories are inextricably bound.
|Running Time:||78 min.|
|Subject(s):||Arts and Culture, Children, Creative, Current Affairs, Human Rights, Investigative Journalism, Sexuality, Society, Women, Youth|
|Language(s):||English, Japanese, Russian|
|Producer(s):||Marcy Garriott, Robert Garriott|
|Cinematographer:||David Redmon, Ashley Sabin|
|Editor(s):||David Redmon, Ashley Sabin|
|Production Company:||POV, CBC|