Martha and Niki is a Dance Documentary about two young women who conquers theworld through Hip hop. The whole Street Dance scene has always been dominated by men. Until now, finally, we have two women who are the centre of attraction. Martha and Niki are the first females in history to become World-Champions of Hip Hop street dance. In the film we will follow their struggle to gain recognition, to achieve their goals and dreams, and we get to experience what it takes to make it not only on the dance floor, but in a arena where there are very few women. This is not a film about winning or loosing, it is a film about doing what you believe in! The love and the art of dance, aspirations, success, adversity, finding ones place, the challenges of friendship under strain. In a way you could say that the film is a traditional “love story”: In this case a friendship-love story. After having been infatuated by each other reality hits and they start to realize how different they actually are, and that their relationship is not as easy to handle as they would have thought.
Director, Screenwriter: Tora Mårtens
Cinematographers: Erik Vallsten, Niklas Nyberg, Senay Berhe, Tora Mårtens
Editor: Therese Elfström
Producer: Tora Mårtens (Neo Publishing AB)
Festivals and Award:
The Tempo Documentary award, Stockholm, Sweden, March 2016, Durban International Film Festival, June 2016, Make dox Film Festival, Macedonia, august 2016. Best documentary and best editing at “Guldbaggen” Awards