Searching Siberia



Jeni and David are model scouts for IMG Models Paris, and each year they take the Trans-Siberian Railway across Russia in search of the next generation of supermodels. As they travel to St. Petersburg, they stop at the remote cities en route?Omsk, Novosibirsk, Nizny Novgorod. At each stop, they hold casting calls where hundreds of hopeful local girls line up?desperate to be selected. Following the scouts on this trip, we discover what makes this trip so essential. Why do they believe they'll find the best contenders for the next supermodel in remote parts of Russia? Why do some faces make the grade and others not? And once the women are chosen, how do their lives change?
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A powerful, emotional and relevant reminder of the heartbreaking toll war takes on the innocent, this award-winning documentary tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China, in the early days of World War II. As part of a campaign to conquer all of China, the Japanese subjected Nanking?which was then China's capital?to months of aerial bombardment, and when the city fell, the Japanese army unleashed murder and rape on a horrifying scale. In the midst of the rampage, a small group of Westerners banded together to establish a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. Unarmed, these missionaries, university professors, doctors and businessmen?including a Nazi named John Rabe?bore witness to the events, while risking their own lives to protect civilians from slaughter. The story is told through deeply moving interviews with Chinese survivors, chilling archival footage and photos, testimonies of former Japanese soldiers?and a staged reading of the Westerners' letters and diaries by Woody Harrelson, Mariel Hemingway, Jurgen Prochnow and others. NANKING is a testament to the courage and conviction of individuals who were determined to act in the face of evil and a powerful tribute to the resilience of the Chinese people?a gripping account of light in the darkest of times. This version of the film features descriptive narration for the blind and visually impaired, created by the Narrative Television Network.
Nanking - Narrated