Barren

En Portada tackles the drama of 330,000 women who were sterilized during the second mandate of Alberto Fujimori in Peru.

The fights of the victims have forced an investigation to decide if it was a crime against humanity.

Between 1995 and 2000, the government of the Peruvian President, Alberto Fujimori, launched a campaign to promote sterilization of part of the population. The plan was to fight against poverty.

Fujimori introduced it as a voluntary plan, but in the end thousands of people, especially indigenous women, were sterilized and condemned to infertility without their approval. During years, nobody paid attention to them, nobody apologized. Now, the General Procurator of Peru has heard the request of the victims and an International Court of Human Rights has opened a process for the alleged crime against humanity.

Barren shows the pain and isolation of some of the victims in the Peruvian high plateau and the insensitivity showed by politicians.

Versions

Spanish

Genre

Current Affairs

Length

1 x 40'

Type

One Off

Format

HD

Production

TVE