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Martha & Niki

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Martha & Niki

Director: Tora Mkandawire Mårtens
Countries: Sweden
Year: 2015
Running Time: 93min.
Language: Swedish with English subtitles


In 2010, Swedish friends Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos were the first-ever female hip-hop dance duo to beat all of their opponents—men included—at the most important international street-dance competition, Paris’s Juste Debout. Armed with boundless energy and huge amounts of talent, they annihilated the opposition. But what happens when they don’t come out on top? After one such disappointment, the first cracks began to appear in their friendship, and in spite of their shared passions, the girls’ different backgrounds and personalities come into conflict. This documentary not only captures two successful dancers in action, but also two young adults grappling with very different life questions. Where are your roots, and what elements of your culture do you bring along from your homeland? How do you keep your heritage alive, and how can you deal with all of these things within such a dynamic friendship?


2:00pm, 7:00pm


Brooklyn Academy of Music

30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States