Girl Model

Director Ashley Sabin and David Redmon
Genre Documentary
Runtime 77 minutes
Supplier Dogwoof
Festivals/Awards Toronto International Film Festival Official Selection 2011
Release Date In theatres on April 13, 2012
DVD/Blu-ray available on March 5, 2013


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.

Girl Model is a lyrical exploration of a world defined by glass surfaces and camera lenses, reflecting back differing versions of reality to the young women caught in their scope.

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Press & Articles

“'Girl Model' is A Brilliant Exposé of a Dangerous Business” - Indiewire

“'Girl Model' Documentary Explores Those Exploiting The Modelling Dreams Of Young Eastern Girls ” - Huffington Post

“'Girl Model' Review” - The Hollywood Reporter

“'Girl Model' Review” - Variety

“'Girl Model' Offers Insights into a Shady Business” - PopMatters

“The Prettiest (Exploited, Underage) Workers in the World” - Slate

“'Girl Model' Review: ****” - Screenjabber

“'Girl Model' Review” - Contact Music

“'Girl Model' is A Brilliant Exposé of a Dangerous Business” - Doc Space

“'Girl Model': the dark side of the modelling industry” - TNT Magazine

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