|2015||Maria Court,Rosemarie Lerner|
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We didn’t want to tell a story about them, but rather provide the tools for the people affected by the forced sterilizations to tell their stories in their own words.
Maria Court, author.
The interactive, online documentary project, “Quipu,” seeks to create collective memory and help achieve justice for the nearly 300,000 women (and thousands of men) who were the subjects of a brutal sterilization program under Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori in the 1990s. The program targeted rural, poor and indigenous communities, thousands of whom have said they were forced to participate in the program without giving informed consent, and many of whom continue to suffer painful symptoms as the result of botched operations to this day.