Girl Model


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Subjects: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Body Image, Consumerism, Eastern European Studies, Ethics, Human Rights, Media Literacy, Media Studies, Self Esteem, Women's Studies, Youth Issues

Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: KINOSMITH
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 77 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2012
Available in French: No

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.
 
**** CRITIC'S PICK - Time Out New York
 
"EYE-OPENING. Gets under the skin-deep promises of glamour and wealth that lure an endless stream of very young hopefulls...and captures something beyond hard facts."
- Los Angeles Times
 
"A Brilliant Exposé of a Dangerous Business” – IndieWire
 
"A Must-See movie as intriguing as it is disturbing." - Marie Claire
 
English, Japanese &  Russian with English subtitles
 
INCLUDED ON THE DVD
8 Deleted Scenes
Theatrical trailer
Full 77 minute version and 52 minute Educational Version


Awards:

WINNER - Best Documentary & Enel Cuore Award, Rome Film Fest, 2011



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