A Mind-Bending Story of Perception, Illusion, and Plastic Surgery

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Beomsik Shimbe Shim's The Wonder Hospital, a visually stunning 3D and puppet-based animated film, defies description. It involves children and toys -- and faceless plastic surgeons sporting 3D glasses. It could be the love child of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas and FOX's reality show about competitive surgical makeovers, The Swan. It reveals how twisted (both metaphorically and literally) our fixation on physical appearance has become. It's surreal, terrifying, and totally captivating. You'll have to trust me on this one. 

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, authors of this month's Atlantic cover story, sit down with Hanna Rosin to discuss the power of confidence and how self doubt holds women back. 


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