Craig Palmer founder of The Cultural Omnivore spoke with Ashley Sabin, one of the directors from Girl Model, the documentary that is causing quite a stir in fashion at the moment. I’ll be having a live conversation on Matters of Today with Ashley on April 17 at 1 pm EST to go over the current controversies being discussed in regards to this film.
Craig’s interview gives us a lay of the land and why the topics of modeling, prostitution, scouting and isolation all came together for one film.
INTERVIEW WITH CRAIG
I recently spoke with filmmaker Ashley Sabin about her latest documentary Girl Model, a film that documents the fashion industries supply-chain between Siberia, Japan and the United States as told through the experiences of scouts, agencies and 13-year-old model Nadya Vall. The film contrasts the innocence of Russian model Nadya against jaded model cum scout Ashley Abraugh in a film that is equally disturbing as it is engaging.
What motivated you to make the film Girl Model?
In 2007 Ashley Arbaugh the scout in the documentary approached us with the idea of making a film. Her idea was to make a film about modeling and prostitution Continue reading