REGINA GUIMARÃES (Porto, 1957) is a Portuguese poet, playwright, stage director, teacher, critic, ‘vidéaste’ scriptwriter and producer. She held lectures at FLUP, ESMAE and ESAD. She is the president of the Os Filhos de Lumière association, was the editor of the film magazine A Grande Ilusão as well as the programme director of the permanent film cycle O Sabor do Cinema in the Museum of Modern Art Serralves in Porto and film sessions in the Circo Theatre in Braga. Guimarães is also a member of the group that, among other activities of reflection and creation, published the newspaper PREC of which she was the co-editor. She is a co-founder of the Centre Mário Dionísio – Casa da Achada in Lisbon. Together with Ana Deus, she founded the band ‘Três Tristes Tigres’, writing all the lyrics, which she also does for the band ‘Osso Vaidoso’. Her poetry is published in rare editions of a confidential nature. She holds workshops of writing and introduction to film art. She has lived and worked with Saguenail since 1975. They founded Hélastre publishing house to publish their common works. Her aspiration is to be at places where struggles for justice take place.