Quipu is a transmedia documentary project that will make visible the stories of 300,000 women and 20,000 men who were sterilised in Peru in the mid-1990s.  Many did not give full consent for it to happen or were forced to do so.  Almost twenty years later they are still seeking justice.

Using a specially-developed telephone line, an interactive documentary, a radio campaign and a feature documentary, we are providing the framework for those affected by this policy to tell their story in their own words and bring it to an international audience.The story emerges as the archive of testimonies and responses grows.

A film made by Greg Browning and Matt Davenport

Making the pilot

With the help of the REACT Future Documentary program we rapidly developed the proof of concept for Quipu Project in 4 months last year.

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Crowdfunding – SUCCESS!

We made it to the target a day and a half before the deadline and managed to raise and extra £2,000 in the final hours! We were overwhelmed with the fantastic support and encouragement we received from all around the world, and want to say a massive THANK YOU! to all of our backers. We promise to turn your pledges into a successful documentary for the women and men of Peru.

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STORIES FROM THE ARCHIVE

Francisca’s Story

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STORIES FROM THE ARCHIVE

Mandy’s Response

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Quipu Project at TFI Interactive 2015

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We will be presenting The Quipu Project at TFI Interactive 2015 tomorrow on Saturday the 18th of April in the…

Quipu Project will be in Good Pitch Argentina

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This weekend The Quipu Project’s directors Rosemarie Lerner and María Ignacia Court will be participating in Good Pitch Argentina 2015….

Happy Monday! Today we are starting our Crowdfunding Campaign

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We´ve been preparing for months for this moment and here we are. Today we are starting our crowdfunding campaign on…

Quipu Project at Sheffield Docfest

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The Quipu project attended Sheffield DocFest 2014 and the Crossover Meetmarket where we had the chance to give a presentation…

QUIPU PROJECT AWARDED WITH HOTDOCS CROSS CURRENTS DOC FUND!

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We are really happy to announce that the Quipu Project has been awarded with Cross Current Doc Fund from Hotdocs…

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STORIES FROM THE ARCHIVE

Cesilia’s Story

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“They didn’t expect illiterate, indigenous women would speak up. They were wrong.”

- Giulia Tamayo León,
Human Rights Lawyer and Activist

Why Quipu?

A Quipu is a multi-layered recording device used during the Incan Empire to keep order in a predominantly oral culture.

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STORIES FROM THE ARCHIVE

Benita’s Story

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