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Girl Model -- A documentary on the modeling industry's "supply chain" between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., told through the experiences of the scouts, agencies, and a 13-year-old model.
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A documentary on the modeling industry's 'supply chain' between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., told through the experiences of the scouts, agencies, and a 13-year-old model. | Add synopsis »
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Ashley Arbaugh ... Herself
Rachel Blais ... Herself
Tigran Khachatrian ... Himself
Nadya Vall ... Herself

Directed by
David Redmon 
Ashley Sabin  (as A. Sabin)
Produced by
Marcy Garriott .... consulting producer
Robert Garriott .... consulting producer
David Redmon .... producer
Ashley Sabin .... producer
Original Music by
Matthew Dougherty 
Eric Taxier 
Cinematography by
David Redmon 
Ashley Sabin  (as A. Sabin)
Film Editing by
Alan Canant 
Darius Marder 
David Redmon 
Ashley Sabin  (as A. Sabin)
Sound Department
Tom Hammond .... sound re-recording mixer
Editorial Department
Marc Brown .... colorist
Natalie Difford .... thanks
Philipp Engelhorn .... thanks
Leah Giblin .... thanks
Adella Ladjevardi .... thanks

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78 min
Canada:G (British Columbia/Quebec) | Netherlands:9 | Singapore:PG | USA:Not Rated

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Disturbing documentary surrounding a little known side of the modelling world, 27 April 2015
Author: juneebuggy from Canada

Fairly disturbing documentary about young (way young) models scouted from their homes in Siberia and sent to Japan to model. -Apparently the Japanese market likes young girls.

Our main subject here is 13, plucked from the Siberian countryside and dropped into the centre of Tokyo. The girls are basically owned by their agency, waiting around in tiny, crappy apartments to go on shoots, completely shut off due to the language barrier and a lack of cash. Ultimately they can be sent home if they gain any weight or "inches" as outlined in their contract. This creates a problem for some girls as they haven't gone through puberty yet.

This documentary was very sad because initially the girls and their families think they've won the lottery but in reality I saw it as just another form of human trafficking.

The scout who finds these girls is a former model and apparently hates the business but that doesn't stop her from finding and exploiting the girls and living in a fancy house in America. 03.13

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