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Monday, June 18 • 6:00pm - 7:20pm
Girl Model, Presented by POV

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Girl Model  |  Dir. David Redmon & Ashley Sabin  | DVD |  77min |  2012 |  USA  |  English and Russian, Japanese with English Subtitles

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. As Nadya's optimism about rescuing her family from their financial difficulties grows, her dreams contrast against Ashley's more jaded outlook about the industry's corrosive influence.

Q&A with Rachel Blais

Monday June 18, 2012 6:00pm - 7:20pm EDT
UnionDocs 322 Union Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

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