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Beyond recognition: the incredible story of a face transplant

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Since 2005, an estimated 30 patients worldwide have undergone experimental face transplant surgeries - extensive procedures that replace one's skin, muscle, nerve and bone with that of a donor. Carmen Tarleton, who suffered deep chemical burns over much of her body following a devastating attack, is one of them.

Producer: Stephen Greenwood
Director / Editor: Sam Thonis
Cameras: Stephen Greenwood and Sam Thonis

Editorial Lead: Katie Drummond

Photos Courtesy of Carmen Tarleton, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Marinda Snow Righter
"More" and "Unter" written and performed by Nils Frahm, © 2011 Erased Tapes
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