BEN & ARA

By Nnegest LIKKE

WONDER WORTHY PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Art - Culture - Completed 2015


Festivals
& Awards

Women's Only Ent 2015
3rd Place Feature
All Lights India International Film Festiva 2015
Honorary Mention: Best Feature Film
US Hollywood International Film Festival 2015
Best Director
US Hollywood International Film Festival 2015
Best Feature
Hollywood International Film Festival 2015
Best Feature
Hollywood Internation Film Festival 2015
Best Actress
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, Social issues, Romance
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nnegest LIKKE
    • Writer(s)
    • Joseph BAIRD
    • Producer(s)
    • Samone NORSWORTHY (WONDER WORTHY PRODUCTIONS), Joseph BAIRD, Constance EJUMA
    • Synopsis
    • Ben Johnson is a struggling PhD candidate in the school of philosophy. It is his seventh year and this is the semester that he must finish his dissertation or all his work will be for nothing. He tries to jolt himself into action but soon tires of the activity. He takes a break and visits a local art gallery opening where he runs into a fellow PhD candidate. Her name is Ara. She is everything he is not: a successful, focused student about to get her doctorate, and a devout Muslim (he’s fervently agnostic). She has sought some refuge that night in the art gallery as well. By happenstance (or fate) Ben catches her eye. They recognize each other instantly as they’re in the same department. From this first meeting, the winds of fate set in and what follows is an unlikely romance between two people from different worlds who grapple with differences in their core beliefs and lifestyle choices. They discover that when two cultures touch each other, the consequences can be magical and tragic.



      The film explores the possibilities and the limits of inter-religious, inter-racial, and intercultural relationships in our society. They both fall deeply in love with each other, but is love enough? And even if it is, will the price be worth it?
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