April 18, 2014  

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Film Department to Host Free Film Screening of “Girl Model”

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The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Film Department will present a free screening and filmmakers’ discussion of the film, “Girl Model,” Friday, Feb. 22 at 6:45 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium on the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.

“Girl Model” is told through the eyes of a 13-year-old Siberian girl and the American modeling scout who discovered her. The film follows a complex, global supply chain of young girls sent abroad seeking their fortunes in the unregulated and often murky world of the modeling industry.

Among a series of six film screenings at Southern Miss Gulf Coast, “Girl Model” is part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The tour is a program of South Arts, a nonprofit regional arts organization which strives to build on the South's unique heritage and enhance the public value of the arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

Admission is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film screening begins at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Dixon McDowell at 601.818.0818 or scott.mcdowell@usm.edu.