Women from the Sea

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WOMEN FROM THE SEATeaser – English

MULHERES DO MAR – Teaser – Français

Women from the Sea is a documentary that reveals the sea that runs in the souls of women, to whom the sea is a way of life. They have in the sea their source of experiences. Their inspiration, their survival, and for all this, they are their great protector. They live by the sea because nowhere else do they call home.

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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


Escola Azul

On the World Oceans Day 2021, Blue School presented its community with this film that defines so well what we stand for and what this Blue School community (with students, teachers, local communities, partners and municipalities) truly represents. 

This film is for everyone who has come aboard this programme and that continues, every day, to fight for the Ocean.

  • Director and producer : Raquel Martins 
  • Director and DOP: Ricardo Nogueira
  • Camera assistant: Liliana Tábuas;
  • Production assistant: Mafalda Martins;
  • Runner: José Segura;
  • Audio Post- André do Audio – Fast Forward
  • Illustrations – Maria Reis Rocha

Blue School day

On World Ocean Day, Help Images joined the “Blue School” (Ministry of the Sea) and produced a film reminding us why the sea is so missed!

This film is just a drop from the authentic ocean of fantastic contributions that we received from the incredible community “Escola Azul” spread across Portuguese schools.

Santo Antão Island -“WE know how to stop time “

Promotional film of Santo Antão Island, Cape Verde, in “Turism + Sustainable Development” ADPM project, with the main purpose to promote the sustainable tourism as a tool of revenue generation and improvement of socioeconomic condition on Santo Antão Island

WE know how to stop time – Santo Antão island from Help Images on Vimeo.


  • Directors: Raquel Martins e Ricardo Nogueira
  • Writer: Raquel Martins
  • Photography Director/ Drone Op. : Ricardo Nogueira
  • Camara Assistant: Pedro Cavaco
  • Local Production: ADPM , Santo Antão
  • Voice over:Tó Semedo
  • Original Song: Cordas do Sol
  • Underwater footage: Blue Eden
  • Editing and grading :Social Help
  • Sound Editor: Fast Forward


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 documentary “Os Herdeiros do Bairro” won some awards. Follow this link for more information: >Awards

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 

Anorexia is not a fad

Our film aims at children, teenagers, and their families, and it was produced to alert and demystify Anorexia Nervosa: the eating disorder with the highest mortality rate. This film intends to bring awareness to the behaviours associated with this disorder: to promote empathy and understanding, encourage well-being and healthy lifestyles.

When approaching this topic, we want to promote awareness and social responsibility in general. Anorexia Nervosa is a serious mental health condition difficult to understand and recognize. An early diagnosis is crucial for a quick recovery. The faster the return to an adaptive trajectory, the less crystallized the problematic behaviour becomes.

 Thanks to this film we have the opportunity to approach Anorexia Nervosa in school communities through visual media, stimulating an enlightening and prejudice-free debate afterward. Clarifying this topic, especially amongst teens and their families, will increase understanding and support amongst peers and the early identification of Eating and Ingestion Disorders.


There Isn’t a Planet B!

What planet do we want to live on today, 10, 30, 100 years from now?
We believe that we all want to be present in a responsible, healthy and sustainable future.
Now and ever, what we do today will impact tomorrow.
There is no time for us to wait for a plan B, alternative and
miraculous. The decision belongs to all of us and it has to be made today.


  • Directors and Producers: Ricardo Nogueira
 e Raquel Martins
  • Script: Help Images
  • Editing: Help Images
  • Motion Graphics: Light Film
  • Music:  Audio Jungle-“Animation Movie” by MusicRays
  • Audio Post: Fast Forward
  • Voice over: Nilton 

Partnerships for a sustainable world

This is our world! The world we want to share with future generations. Its everyone’s responsibility to take action, in a concerted, global and urgent response to the planet’s sustainable development  The 2030 Agenda seeks to address these concerns on a comprehensive and truly universal way,  based on 17 Sustainable Development Goals These goals are each and everyone’s responsibility – to reach them we need to work together as

Keep reading Partnerships for a sustainable world


“MDM Mood” was produced and directed by HELP IMAGES. This film introduces the work of Doctors of the World Portugal in an inspiring and creative way, that is emotional and captivating to any audience.
This film is a journey that takes us through the many projects developed by Doctors of the World using their image bank of photographs, from many countries and cultures.
As we travel, we become familiar with the characters, scenarios and many projects that give life to Doctors of the World every day.



Scholarship Program – Cooperation

“Scholarship Program – Cooperation”, film produced regarding the reception ceremony for Portuguese Cooperation scholarship holders and the presentation of the new university scholarship program of Camões, I.P.

  • Production and direction: Ricardo Nogueira
 e Raquel Martins
  • DOP: Ricardo Nogueira
  • Camera assist: Liliana Tábuas e Mafalda Martins
  • Footage from Lisbon: Help Images
  • Sound: Paulo Cerveira
  • Footage from PALOP and Timor-Leste: RTP 
  • Video editing: Help Images
  • Arquive Footage: RTP
  • Sound Mix: Help Images & Fast Forward
  • Voice Over: José Neves 
  • Music: Audiojungle


“All good students” is an inspiring and informative film that takes us through the work developed by EPIS over the last five years. During the event “Rota das Vocações” that took place in Lisbon, 50 students from all the country got together for a special week. It was when we met Joana, a young girl who told us her success story. She is one of the students taking part in a program designed by EPIS to help and support students having problems during their academic years (from 7th grade). “all good students” tells us Joana’s story and introduces us to the teachers, family members, and mentors involved, as well as the methodology they apply. This film reflects the spirit of EPIS and its programs, always emphasizing people’s emotions, joyfulness, and achievements.


AMI – Away from the shadow

At AMI (International Medical Assistance) social service centres and shelters those in need can find food, shelter, medical and home assistance, job hunting support and legal advice. But that’s not all; most importantly they can find the strength, the self-respect and the support they need to improve their lives in a kind and understanding environment, where they are always welcomed.

This short film reveals AMI’s work in Portugal through a day in the life of one man, who is at a point in time where he needs the assistance and support of social services. More than the services, this film is about humanity, giving special attention to relationships between the technical staff, the volunteers and the people who benefit from these services.

Produced & Directed by: Ricardo Nogueira & Raquel Martins
Production Manager: Teresa Leal
Script: Maria João Resende
DOP: Pedro Emauz
Sound recording: Francisco Almeida
Camera assistant: Lisa Persson
Gaffer: Padi
Ass Producer: Manuela Ribas & Sandra Bogalho
Accountant: Georgina Simões
Original Sound track: Marco Miranda (M-PEX)
Video Editing: Help Images
Sound Editing: Artur @ Skills studio
Motion Graphics: André @ Facilidades e Filmes
Color Grading: Paulo Américo
Still Photographer: Victor Santos
Grips & Light equipment by: Smiling
Camera: Gil Cabugueira
Lenses: Gripman
Sound: Filmebase
Smoke machine: Rui Alves



Luis Rochartre

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Luis holds a Forestry Degree from UTAD in Portugal and postgraduate Studies in Sustainability at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School. He has extensive experience working on sustainability, forest and forest industries, defense industries, executive search and management. He was director of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and secretary general of BCSD Portugal. He is currently Senior Advisor at Greenlab, Planetiers New Generation, Novais Law firm, REGA Energy and GlobeScan, CEO at Carbon Code, Consultant Principal at Von Rohr & Associates, Sustainability Practice Advisor at The Epic Talent Society, Sustainability Curator at Spinn and Visiting Professor at ISEG and Católica Porto. He also participates in The Natural Step Portugal, Build Up Labs, Zero Emissions World, CITAB/UTAD e Colab Forest Wise.
He has been a fellow associate with Help Images since 2008, always available to search for solutions, financial support, and creative ideas toward our mission and projects.