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Film screening of the documentary “Girl Model” followed by Q&A with Directors, David Redmon & Ashley Sabin

Wed, March 7, 2012 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM • Burdine 106

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The Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies presents:

Film screening of the documentary “Girl Model” followed by Q&A
with the Directors, David Redmon & Ashley Sabin
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Burdine 106
at 7pm

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.

View Poster for Event HERE

Girl Model has been screened at:

Toronto Film Festival (World Premiere)  

Abu Dhabi Film Festival

Festival do Rio  

Rome International Film Festival  

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 

     …and is now coming to SXSW!

 

Enjoy this opportunity to speak with the Directors, David Redmon & Ashley Sabin, at this pre-SXSW screening.

 

Sponsored by: The Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies


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