Ajyal Film Festival 2022

All Films

Left Foot

Ajyal Competition

Falah Al-Baghdadi / Short Narrative / Iraq / 2020 / 2 min / Colour / Apple Pro Res 422
In No Dialogue / (No Subtitles) subtitles
Interests: Animation
International Premiere


A modest shoeshine is approached by a wealthy man in a luxury car seeking his services. As he polishes his new customer’s expensive shoes, he begins to imagine himself living the same lavish lifestyle. But he is soon made aware of his own, different kind of riches, when he discovers that the man is an amputee. A short but poignant reminder that health is often an overlooked and underappreciated form of wealth.

About the Directors

About the director

Falah Al-Baghdadi is a film writer and director. He holds a Bachelor's degree in the Arabic language. He wrote many short stories in several Iraqi magazines. He also wrote long and short scenarios. Now he specializes in making animation films with Stop Motion technology and his left foot film was the first artwork he produced in this field Animate to the industry of personalities and the environment to directing.
Positions held

Director of the Administration of Seven Layers Production Company.
2. Member of the Baghdad International Film Festival.
3. A member of the Iraqi Foundation for the Development of Cinema and Culture.
4. Editor in Qanadil magazine, Baghdad


Falah Al-Baghdadi
Safaa Al-Obaidi, Falah Al-Baghdadi
Yasser Al-Khalidi
Naoya Sakamata
Production Company
Seven layers Productions

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