Documentaries

Girl Model

Ashley Sabin, David Redmon
USA 2011
78min
V'12

This fantastically depressing film ought to be shown in school assemblies, or wherever impressionable pre-teens gather to discuss their dreams of media stardom. An unadorned examination of the lower reaches of the global modelling industry, GIRL MODEL kicks off with the cattle-call misery of a scouting session in the snowbound wastes of Siberia. Thirteen-year-old Nadya Vall is plucked from the ranks and packed off to Japan where, she is assured, fame and cash await. In reality, all poor Nadya gets is gruesomely judgmental art directors, little work and less money. The miserable experiences, observed with bleak detachment, are intercut oddly with confessions of a model-turned-scout. (Andrew Pulver)

In the presence of Ashley Sabin and David Redmon.

Credits
  • Tom Hammond
  • Ashley Sabin
  • David Redmon
  • Ashley Sabin
  • David Redmon
  • Matthew Dougherty
  • Eric Taxier
  • Ashley Sabin
  • David Redmon
  • Darius Marder
  • Alan Canant
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