Reaching the top of the hip-hop dance world in 2010, sisters-in-dance, Martha and Niki, found themselves in the challenging position of being the only women in a male-dominated sport. In a story stretching from Stockholm to New York, and, ultimately Soweto, director Tora Mårtens documents their struggles and successes and how their friendship is tested.
Date: Sunday, February 12, 12PM
Location: Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall
Tora Mårtens was born in Stockholm in 1978. She has a background as a still photographer and her work has been widely published in various magazines and newspapers and displayed in several museums and galleries. Tora Mårtens graduated from Dramatiska institutet in 2007. She directed and produced the documentary Tommy in Cuba. Tommy was s competing for a Golden and a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 2008, and got awarded at Ann Arbor Film festival. In 2009 her film Bye Bye C’est Fini was awarded for best short doc: ”Interfilm Berlin ZDF Award” at the festival Interfilm Berlin. Mårtens was also awarded the “Boundless Media Contest Prize” in France for her film Dolce Vita with bacon.