Documentary Short Film Contest 51 ED. 2023 SPECIAL MENTION
United Kingdom 2022 27' Documentary Debut
Left Behind tells the story of Antonio Bayo Munuera, a Spanish engineer and family man, who leaves his loved ones in Spain to volunteer in the YPG army – a Kurdish-led militia that fights against the genocide in northern Syria and Iraq. The repercussions of this choice will lead him to confront a difficult, inner dilemma: Where do we draw the boundaries of our solidarity?
Italian-born, London-based documentary filmmaker. After graduating in Fine Art at the University of Brighton, he turned his passion for fine arts into documentary filmmaking, producing and directing his first short, The Scarlet Woman, a documentary about a British woman who shifted her career as a sex worker to become a female-oriented sexuality and arousal workshop coach. He recently got a master’s degree in Directing Documentary at the National Film and Television School.