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In a Whirlwind: Roda no Ar Hélder

Fourteen years ago, due to a stroke, Hélder Ferreira turned quadriplegic. Doctors gave him no more than a few days to live. Imprisoned inside his body, he only moves one eyelid; with the thumb of the left hand he does an almost imperceptible movement: thanks to this he can communicate. With help from a computer and software, he can connect with the world and do what he loves: listening to music and writing.

  • Henrique Manuel Pereira
  • Henrique Manuel Pereira
  • Bernardo Carvalho
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    30 minutes
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    May 1, 2017
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  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Escola das Artes (Jaime Neves -
Director Biography - Henrique Manuel Pereira

Doctor in Culture, he is a professor at UCP, School of Arts (Portugal).
Researcher at the Center for Lusophone and European Literatures and Cultures of School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon (Portugal), at Center for Research in Science and Technology of the Arts and Group of Literary and Cultural Studies of the University of Aveiro (Portugal); he is also a member of the Scientific Council of the Chair of Poetry and Transcendence and academic journals.

Author of vast bibliography, highlighting the works on Guerra Junqueiro and Portuguese culture, produced, directed and presented several radio programs (RR, RFM and Antena 2). He is also a journalist, screenwriter, producer/director (throught New York Film Academy) of short and feature films.

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