The Q'eros Video Project began in March 2007 when two filmmakers from the US collaborated with an activist from an indigenous community in the Peruvian Andes. Together, we began a video education project in the remote mountain community of Q'eros, introducing basic video production skills and exploring how the technology could be used to support the communities of Q'eros and their goal of sustainable development.
Since March we have trained the community activist in the necessary computer and camera skills and provided him with the equipment he needs to produce and distribute videos directly from the community. The project has been well-received by the community and authorities in Q'eros have high hopes that self-produced videos will allow them to revalue traditional knowledge and petition international institutions for support in their development goals.
We are currently creating a community website where the Q'eros community can post its videos and link itself with global institutions. We are also collaborating with the community to produce a short documentary film on the process of the project and the community's hopes for the future.
Please check out www.qeros.net for more information!