“Cuban boys at boxing practice. Practicing five days a week, many of them dream of turning professional. But such dreams have been thwarted ever since Fidel Castro banned professional boxing, in 1961. A promising boxer had to emigrate from Cuba or abandon his dream. Recently, the restrictions have been relaxed, but earning a living as a boxer in Cuba is still almost prohibitive. After hitting adolescence, many aspirants awaken to the obstacles and hang up their gloves for good. These boys were still at the age where dreams could endure. I wanted to convey that sense of unbridled electricity, enthusiasm and invincibility by showing movement in the frame.”
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