Monday, August 6, 2012

PAST: FILM: BloomScreen presents "Girl Model" a Film about the Modeling Industry told through the eyes of a 13 year old Siberian girl and the American scout who discovered her, this TUES, August 6th at BloomBars, followed by a discussion, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, All ages, by donation, $10 suggested

BloomScreen and POV present "Girl Model"
Tuesday, August 6th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
All ages, by donation, $10 suggested
Popcorn and refreshments provided

This event is a collaboration with POV, the award- winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS. The film will be followed by a Q&A discussion with the audience. We'll be joined, via Skype, by Aubrey Gallegos of American Documentary - producers of the award-winning POV documentary series.

About the film: Girl Model (2011, 77 min), by David Redmon and Ashley Sabin – Told through the eyes of a 13-year-old Siberian girl and the American scout who discovered her, Girl Model (view trailer) 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 13-year-old plucked from her rustic home in Russia and dropped into the center of bustling Tokyo with promises of a profitable career. After Ashley’s initial discovery of Nadya, they rarely meet again, but their stories are inextricably bound. As Nadya’s optimism about rescuing her family from financial hardship grows, her dreams contrast against Ashley’s more jaded outlook about the industry’s corrosive influence.

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