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MARTHA & NIKI

MARTHA & NIKI

In 2010, Swedish friends Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos were the first ever female hip hop dance duo to beat all their opponents – men included – at the most important international street dance competition, Juste Debout in Paris. Armed with boundless energy and huge amounts of talent, they annihilated the opposition. The two girls love to dance, to be together, and to travel. They intuitively understand one another. But what happens when you don’t come out on top? After one such disappointment, the first cracks start to appear in their friendship. In spite of their shared passions, the girls have very different backgrounds, different lives, and different personalities. How can you keep your cultural heritage alive, and how can you deal with all of these things within an ambitious friendship?

TORA MÅRTENS was born in Stockholm in 1978. She has a background as a still photographer. In 2007, she directed and produced the documentary TOMMY in Cuba. It competed in the short film section of the Berlin International Film Festival 2008. Her first feature documentary, Colombianos, has been awarded and shown at film festivals around the world. Martha & Niki received a Special Mention for Best Nordic Documentary in 2015. // Films (selection): TOMMY (2007, short doc), Bye Bye C’est Fini (2008, short doc), Till Maria (For Maria, 2010, short doc), Colombianos (2012, doc), Martha & Niki (2015, doc)

European Panorama Documentary 2017

TORA MKANDAWIRE MÅRTENS

Sweden 2015
DCP / color
92 minutes
OmeU / OV with engl. subtitles

Screenplay
Cinematography
Erik Vallsten, Niklas Nyberg, Senay Berhe, Tora Mkandawire Mårtens
Editing
Tora Mkandawire Mårtens, Therese Elfström
Sound
Red Wood, Aleksander Karshikoff
Music
Kicki Halmos, Per Egland, Red Wood, Kalle Bäccman, Andreas Unge
Cast
Martha Nabwire, Niki Tsappos
Producers
Tora Mkandawire Mårtens (Neo Publishing, SE), Emelie Persson (SVT, SE), Kalle Bäccman (Kalle Bäccman Production, SE), Patrik Axén (Stavro Film, SE)

Trailer
Website

Production

Neo Publishing
Krukmakargatan 46
117 26 Stockholm, Sweden
me@toramartens.com
www.toramartens.com
World Sales

Magnet Film
Oranienburger Straße 50
10117 Berlin, Germany
info@magnetfilm.de
www.magnetfilm.de

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 2015

Internationale Premiere / International Premiere
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere