Martha & Niki

Two pairs of dancers prepare to battle each other. DJ puts the record on and the music blasts forth. The beat quickly takes over and the movements flow through the dancers. The crowd goes wild and voice their appreciation for the best moves. Juste Debout is the biggest street dance competition in the world. In 2010, site Sweden won the competition. Hip hop dancers Martha and Niki were the first Swedes to win the competition and also the first women.

In her documentary, store young Swedish director Tora Mårtens follows the lives of Martha and Niki after their victory. They can finally concentrate fully on doing what they love: travel and dance. However, tadalafil the intensive time they spend together puts their friendship to a test.

Both Martha and Niki love dancing, but they come from very different backgrounds. Martha moved from Uganda to Sweden when she was a teenager, while Niki was adopted into Sweden when she was just a small child. Martha & Niki is a documentary about their love for dance, but also about two young women at the brink of adulthood.

Taina Vuokko / Translation: Tuomo Karvonen

Languages: Swedish, English
Subtitles: English

  • Director: Tora Mårtens
  • Country: Sweden
  • Year: 2015
  • Length: 90 min
  • Age limit: S
  • Format: DCP
  • Cinematography: Tora Mårtens, Senay Berhe, Erik Vallsten, Niklas Nyström
  • Editing: Tora Mårtens, Therese Elfström
  • Audio: Red Wood
  • Production: Tora Mårtens/Neo Publishing AB


  • Cinema Sõprus: Saturday 30.01 - 22:00