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The Heirs – International Awards

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“The Heirs” has won a prestigious Award of Excellence and Award of Merit from The Impact DOCS Awards Competition. The award was given for Help Images exciting documentary, The Heirs which portraits a heart-warming look at an “illegal” neighborhood in Portugal that is being torn down and displacing its community of emigrants from Cape Verde – many have been there for decades. The competition judges commented, The Heirs features skillfully crafted narrative and potent interviews with a focus on fundamental truths and values shared by all humans.

“We are very happy with these awards because we believe they will be a relevant opportunity, at a national and international level, to make known our documentary “The Heirs” and the stories of its protagonists. It was always the main objective of this work and the promise we made to everyone who helped produce this film.” 

Impact DOCS recognizes film, television, videography, and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change.

Documentaries were received from 30 countries, including veteran award-winning filmmakers and fresh new talent. Entries were judged by highly qualified and award-winning professionals in the film and television industry.


In winning an Impact DOCS award, Help Images joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including the Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos for his 2016 Best of Show – Racing Extinction, Oscar winner Yael Melamede for (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies, and Emmy Award winner Gerald Rafshoon for Endless Corridors narrated by Oscar winner Jeremy Irons, and many more.

Rick Prickett, who chairs Impact DOCS, had this to say about the latest winners,
“The judges and I were simply blown away by the variety and immensely important documentaries we screened. Impact DOCS is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. Impact DOCS helps set the standard for craft and creativity as well as power catalysts for global change. The goal of Impact DOCS is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve for their dedication and work.”

The Heirs has competed in other international festivals where it has also been recognized, namely in the festivals “Tempus” and “Cathalsis” was a semifinalist and in the festivals “Cine Fern”, “Lime Light Film Contest, “Liberation Docfest“, and “Second Annual Social and Economic Justice Film Festival” was part of the official selection.

To watch the full length documentary follow this Link : The Heirs – Documentary

To download Press Release follow this Link: The Heirs Press-kit

Press related news:


A Nação – https://anacao.cv/2021/02/13/documentario-sobre-a-comunidade-cabo-verdiana-do-bairro-6-maio-na-amadora-ganha-premios-internacionais/

Antena 1 “Há conversa” – https://www.rtp.pt/play/p855/e529834/jose-candeias-ha-conversa

Bantumen – https://www.bantumen.com/2021/02/17/documentario-bairro-6-de-maio/

Centro Social 6 de Maio – https://www.cs6maio.pt

CM Jornal – https://www.cmjornal.pt/cultura/detalhe/20210215-1404-documentario-sobre-o-bairro-6-de-maio-galardoado-em-festival-de-cinema-norte-americano

Notícias ao Minuto – https://www.noticiasaominuto.com/cultura/1690117/documentario-sobre-bairro-6-de-maio-premiado-em-festival-norte-americano

DESTAK – http://www.destak.pt/artigo/467502

Expresso das Ilhas – https://expressodasilhas.cv/cultura/2021/03/04/documentario-os-herdeiros-do-bairro-conquista-premios-internacionais/73689

H-Net – https://networks.h-net.org/node/7926/discussions/7289439/ann-documentário-sobre-antigo-bairro-cabo-verdiano-na-grande

Ineews – https://ineews.eu/documentary-os-herdeiros-do-bairro-awarded-in-american-festival/

Inforpress – https://inforpress.cv/documentario-os-herdeiros-do-bairro-vence-premio-de-merito-do-impact-docs-awars-2020/

JN – https://www.jn.pt/artes/sejamos-vaidosos-sejamos-laconicos-13350530.html

RTC – https://www.rtc.cv/tcv/video-details?id=17782

RTP África Rumos – https://www.rtp.pt/play/p8263/rumos

RTP Notícias – https://www.rtp.pt/noticias/cultura/documentario-sobre-o-bairro-6-de-maio-galardoado-em-festival-de-cinema-norte-americano_n1297625

RTP Extra – https://media.rtp.pt/extra/noticias/os-herdeiros-do-bairro-documentario-da-rtp-africa-vence-premio-internacional/

SIC Notícias – https://sicnoticias.pt/cultura/2021-02-15-Documentario-sobre-bairro-da-Amadora-galardoado-em-festival-de-cinema-norte-americano

TSF – https://www.tsf.pt/portugal/cultura/documentario-sobre-o-bairro-6-de-maio-galardoado-em-festival-norte-americano-13354197.html

TVI24 – https://tvi24.iol.pt/cinema/premio/documentario-sobre-o-bairro-6-de-maio-galardoado-nos-eua


The Heirs

The documentary has subtitles (CC on player) available in Portuguese, French, English and Spanish

“The Heirs” is a one-hour documentary made in partnership with Social Center 6 de Maio and the inhabitants of an illegal neighborhood on the outskirts of Lisbon. This documentary’s main objective is to preserve the legacy of this community of emigrants from Cape Verde. But it has a more relevant objective: to demonstrate that we all share fundamental values of humanity and a country that we all feel like ours. Raising awareness for minorities, that are part of the social framework of international cities worldwide, is the mission of this documentary, a mission that is shared by Help Images and the Social Center 6 de Maio.

The Heirs from Help Images on Vimeo.

  • Scrip: Raquel Martins
  • Directors: Ricardo Nogueira & Raquel Martins
  • Production: Raquel Martins 
  • Production Assistant: Mafalda Martins
  • DOP: Ricardo Nogueira
  • Camera assistant: Liliana Tábuas
  • Sound recordist: Paulo Cerveira
  • Gaffer: Vítor Rodrigues
  • Assistants: Adriano Siruteu, Tomás Martins, Vasco Fernandes
  • Edit and color grading : Ricardo Nogueira
  • Grafic design: Diogo Chaveiro, Mafalda Martins, Raquel Martins
  • Motion Graphics: Diogo Chaveiro
  • Sound mixing: André Duarte
  • Voice over: Tó Semedo
  • Still photographer: Rosa Reis
  • English translation: Raquel Martins e Sofia Rosado
  • French translation: Fátima Seabra e Teresa Leal
  • Spanish translation: Kattia Hernandez e Irmã Ruana
  • Original soundtrack : Solitude, Whimsical, Speculative, Rima Banya, Alternative facts & Passe Compose by David Hilowitz, “Choro by” Lura & “Terra’L” by Lura & Michel Montrond