“If you catch the girl at twelve, when these girls are in these very delicate stages of their life, then you have more power, or you have more influence to guide and direct.”
It might sound like a dubious child trafficking exchange. If you ask certain people, they’ll say it is. But in fact, this is the world of modeling —specifically, model recruiting in poor parts of Russia — for clients in Japan, Europe and the United States.
A new documentary called "Girl Model" looks at this world through the eyes of a 13-year-old Russian girl named Nadya.
David Redmon is the film’s co-director. "Girl Model" is in theaters now in select cities.