A boy arriving in Schönefeld, Berlin. Photo: DPA. Cropped.
See also this post from 2009.
Watch his skills (when he was even younger):
Barry Cotter, 16, has joined the Irish soccer club Limerick FC’s sub-17 team.
“The boys are very welcoming”, Barry commented.
Alexander Nanau’s documentary Toto and his sisters (2014) is so touching that you can’t stop watching it. I think this screenshot, with young Totonel on the sofa next to someone shooting up, gives you a good idea of the misery. But there is also hope and happiness in the movie. Be sure not to miss it if it screens at a cinema in your area.
Notice how modern the photo looks beyond the sepia; the haircuts, the clothes – those socks! – and the overall confident looks, so far from the usual nervousness around the camera back then. I guess what I’m trying to say is: They’re boys!