Daily Archives: June 23rd, 2012

Documentary ‘Girl Model’ on BBC4 on Monday

The documentary ‘Girl Model’ is being shown by BBC4 on Monday 25th.

Storyville: documentary which exposes the shocking supply of ever younger girl models to the Japanese modelling industry. The film follows 13-year-old Nadya from poverty in Siberia to the city of Tokyo and a life as a model. American scout Ashley promises her a lucrative career, but all is not as it seems as Nadya’s optimism quickly fades when confronted with the dehumanising culture of life in Japanese casting sessions.

It is of interest as, according to this review, it shows how easily girl children can fall into the hands of sex traffickers.