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Girl Model Documentary

In rural Siberia, Russian and American model scouts scour remote villages in search of teenage girls to satisfy the Japanese market’s unquenchable thirst. For poor, pretty farm girls, the promise of work abroad signifies the rare chance for a new life.

David Redmon and Ashley Sabin’s provocative documentary explores this dark, seldom-seen segment of the modeling industry through two primary subjects; Ashley, a deeply ambivalent model scout and Nadya, a 13-year-old model plucked from the Siberian countryside and dropped into the center of Tokyo with promises of a profitable career.