POV | Documentaries with a point of view

Girl Model

Directed by A. Sabin & David Redmon
Girl Model

National PBS Premiere on POV
Sunday, March 24 at 10 PM

(check your local listings)

watch the trailer

Girl Model strips away the fašade of the modeling industry by following two people whose lives intersect because of it. Ashley is a deeply conflicted American model scout, and 13–year–old Nadya, plucked from a remote Siberian village and promised a lucrative career in Japan, is her latest discovery. As the young girl searches for glamour and an escape from poverty, she confronts the harsh realities of a culture that worships youth — and an industry that makes perpetual childhood a globally traded commodity. An Official Selection of the 2011 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Winner, 2011 POV | Alpha Cine Award. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV.


Community Screenings

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Check out the Girl Model Partner Toolkit for everything you need to get involved with the film, from spreading the word to hosting a free screening. Access the film's discussion guide, reading list, and other online resources.


To learn more about issues facing girl models, visit modelalliance.org and follow @ModelAllianceNY.


Borrow the Film (FREE)

Join POV's Community Network to borrow Girl Model for free screenings in your classroom, community, staff trainings, or workshops.

FREE Classroom Resources

Teachers, visit our For Educators page for free standards-aligned lesson plans and online video clips.

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Watch the Girl Model PBS broadcast premiere with your friends and/or family and enter for a chance to win prizes, including a signed DVD and official film poster, plus books, DVDs, popcorn, chocolate and more! Visit the Girl Model Premiere Party Page to enter.

Buy the DVD

Purchase the film for home or educational use at girlmodelthemovie.com/dvd.



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Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the desJardins/Blachman Fund, and public television viewers. Funding for POV's Diverse Voices Project is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.

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