The photographic project was done in a SPRAR center in a town near Rome. The Protection System for Asylum Seekers and Refugees (SPRAR) is a network of “second reception centers” intended to asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection. It is intended to promote social and economic integration of people already have a form of international protection and aims to encourage those who arrive in the Italian territory of the integration process through the acquisition of a new-found autonomy. At the center in question I knew Sarabba and Sidibbe, two boys from Mali. Both through the center have taken up employment. My attention was focused on the aspirations of both and on suggestions that I found during the time spent with them at the center. Particularly I was fascinated by Sarabba, young guy with a passion for football, which has a scar on the navel due to the severing of the cord procedures carried out in Africa. This scar is a clear sign of the birth that is linked to childhood and to the game, a naivety which still retains in his eyes when he trains. Sidibbe loves nature, I have indeed tried to portray him in moments that could be representative of this attitude. Enter the intimacy of these young men has allowed me to share some of their daily lives. Personal spheres far from ours reveal a strong sensitivity, sprung from human frailty. Needs, aspirations and frustrations of those who had to abandon their land, have shared nuances that go beyond the activation of a superficial empathy.