Freedom Pentimalli

Freedom was born in Gioia Tauro (RC) in 1988 where he graduates in classical studies in high school. He moves to Rome in 2007 where he graduates in Modern Languages at the Università La Sapienza in 2014, studying Spanish, Modern Greek and Chinese. His dissertations (undergraduate and masters) deal with literary translation from Spanish to Italian. During his academic career he wins several scholarships in Greece, among which the THIESPA in Athens (2012) and IMXA in Thessaloniki (2013). In 2012 he attends the seminar on literary translation in Paros (Greece), organised by the Modern Greek department of Università La Sapienza of Rome.
After graduating, thanks to the Leonardo da Vinci programme, he works as an intern for four months in Spain, collaborating with the Italian department of the Facultade de Filoloxía da Coruña in Galicia.
In 2015 he attends a training course in Rescue, Protection and Valorisation of Language and Culture of Speakers of Calabrian Greek: Language, History and Traditions, organised by Università per Stranieri Dante Alighieri of Reggio Calabria and by Paleaghenea Association of Roghudi Nuovo (RC).
From September 2015 to June 2017 he has a scholarship at the Petrou Chari Institute in Athens, to participate in a professional training programme for new translators of Modern Greek literature.
He has already been interested in the Calabrian Greek area: he is co-author (together with Davide Carbone) of the documentary Kalavrìa, The Land of the Calabrian Greeks

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