Pablo Pineda

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Pablo Pineda in 2010

Pablo Pineda (born 1974) is a Spanish actor who received the Silver Shell award at the 2009 San Sebastián International Film Festival for his performance in the film Yo Tambien.[1] In the film he plays the role of a university graduate with Down syndrome, which is quite similar to his real life.

Pineda lives in Málaga and has worked at the municipality.[2] He holds a diploma in Teaching and a BA in Educational psychology. He was the first student with Down syndrome in Europe to obtain a university degree.[3] In the future he wants to make his career in teaching, instead of acting.[4][5] Upon his arrival back to Málaga, Francisco de la Torre, the mayor of the city, welcomed him with the "Shield of the City" award on behalf of the city council.[6] At the time he was promoting his film and giving lectures on incapacity and education, as he has been doing for many years.

Pineda currently works with the Adecco Foundation in Spain, giving presentations at conferences on the labour-integration plan that the foundation is carrying out with him.[3] Pablo has recently talked in Colombia (Bogota, Medellin), demonstrating the social inclusion of people with disabilities.

Pineda also collaborates with the "Lo que de verdad importa" Foundation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Film prize for actor with Down's". BBC News. 28 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  2. ^ "Interview: "Down Syndrome is not a Disease, but Another Personal Characteristic"". DisabilityWorld.org. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  3. ^ a b "Adecco Foundation press release". 21 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Pablo Pineda: 'Hoy parezco Brad Pitt'". elmundo.es. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  5. ^ "Pablo Pineda prepara unas oposiciones porque quiere "salir de casa"". LAVANGUARDIA. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  6. ^ Fajardo, María (28 September 2009). "Pablo Pineda prefiere "tener los pies en la tierra al faranduleo"". cope.es. Retrieved 2009-09-28.