The Quipu Project is an interactive documentary about women and men who were sterilised in Peru in the mid-1990s.  Many did not give full consent for it to happen.  Twenty years later, they are still seeking justice.

Using a specially-developed telephone line and web interface, we are working with some of the affected people, providing the framework for them to tell their story in their own words and bringing 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 Campaign

We have secured funding from the Tribeca New Media Fund and CrossCurrents Doc Fund which has enabled us to get the Quipu Project to the beta stage.  Now we need your support to develop each component of this multi-faceted project.

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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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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…

Quipu Project on the New Internationalist

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Here is a really interesting blog posted by journalist Vanessa Baird on the New Internationalist Blog. http://newint.org/blog/2013/11/01/peru-sterilization-women-technology/

Karen Tucker, Academic Advisor of the Quipu Project, interviewed by the Royal Geographical Society

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Dr Karen Tucker is a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Bristol and close collaborator of the Quipu Project…

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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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It's the last week of our crowdfunding campaign!! If we hit our target we can record many more stories! Pledge on Indiegogo