Martha & Niki
Directed by Tora Mårtens. Sweden. 2016. Ages 14+. 1 hour 30 minutes. African Film Festival. Digital.
Sun., September 24, 2017
In 2010 two African-Swedish young women, Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos, took part in the world’s biggest international Street Dance Competition, Juste Debout in Paris. It was the first time two women became World Champions in Hip Hop. This energetic, and at times affectingly quiet, documentary reveals Martha & Niki’s friendship and love of dance. The dancing is exhilarating – you won’t be able to stop smiling watching them – and their humanity is deeply moving. With music by The Roots, Jungle Brothers, Method Man, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Das EFX, N.O.R.E, Damon Frost, Chapee. In Swedish and English with English subtitles.
Special screening for Art House Theatre Day courtesy of the African Film Festival.