text by Martina Conradt
On 20 December 2013 Wasem only wanted to pursue his favorite pastime: to play football. A bit of normality in a country still struggling to come to terms with its most recent past. The eleven year old boy plays along with his friends on the football field of his sports club in Zawya while another boy from the neighborhood is wielding a weapon next to them. "Bang, bang, I'll shoot you down," he shouts. What was meant as fun between adolescence boys turned into a tragic accident in an instant, when the weapon unexpectedly fired a single shot and injured Wasem.