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Robot Boy

REPORT

This is the story of a kid who was born with nothing. His parents didn’t even have money for his schoolbooks. So Esteban Quispe started making and selling little wire sculptures to pay his own way. He was six. Today, at 18, Quispe builds robots.

They call him a genius in his native Patacamaya, Bolivia. That may be true, but his life hasn’t gotten any easier. Virtually broke, Quispe still scrounges in junkyards for electronics parts. And he’s hoping his inventions will get him a scholarship to study.

Directors
Gerry Hadden
Armando Guerra

Executive Producer
Ma Jing
Mei Yan
Guo Chun

AMERICAS NOW Executive Producer
Jose Velasquez

Producers
Roselena Ramirez
Christian Pena
Joe Zarinko
Qingzhao Sun

Director of Photography
Gavin Northover

Editor
Armando Guerra

Assistant Editor
Marta Varona

Line Producer
Gloria Beretervide