Martha & Niki
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Directed by Tora Mkandawire Mårtens. 2016. 93 mins. In Swedish with English subtitles. With Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos. Featuring music by Jungle Brothers, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Das EFX, N.O.R.E, The Roots, and Method Man. In 2010, friends Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos make history when they take the top prize as the first-ever female World Champions in Hip Hop at Juste Debout in Paris, the biggest international street dance competition. This intimate documentary follows the pair—born in Africa but now living in Sweden—as they travel to competitions across the world and mounting pressures threaten to derail their friendship. Directed by Tora Mkandawire Mårtens, Martha & Niki is a deeply moving exploration of the fragility of friendship and the power of dance.
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