POV Girl Model - Seattle Screening

Thursday, 25 April 2013 - 7:00pm
Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium, Seattle Click here for Map

Join POV, Reel Grrls and The Seattle Public Library for a screening of the provocative new PBS documentary, Girl Model.

Told through the eyes of a 13-year-old Siberian girl and the American scout who discovered her, Girl Model follows a complex global supply chain of young girls sent abroad to seek their fortunes in the unregulated and often murky world of the modeling industry.

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.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

This film is 77 minutes and is Not Rated. To learn more about the film click here.

Watch Girl Model - Trailer on PBS. See more from POV.