Wed, 20 May 2020 14:39:16 GMT
Many defied this oppression to valiantly play on, but were forced into a corner of secrecy, leaving this critical era never properly recorded. Until now.
A global crowd-sourcing effort gathers memories, evidence and first-hand accounts of these pioneering heroes, making the thousands of documents and photographs public via the Google Arts & Culture arena. The sport’s first female referee, Léa Campos, appears in a documentary film, having withstood 15 arrests that collectively couldn’t restrain her spirit.
For the first time in history, the evidence and insight of this forgotten era stands proud in the open field. Meanwhile, the original documents and photographs take final positions: permanently preserved, in the São Paulo Football Museum’s secure archives.AKQA US, 2 years ago