Aya Domenig

Switzerland – Finland, 2015, 78′, Japanese/German

Turkish Premiere

Photography: Mrinal Desai
Editing: Tania Stöcklin
Music: Marcel Vaid
Sound: Makoto Takaoka, Oswald Schwander
Producer: Mirjom von Arx

Community Center, 14.10.2016 Friday, 13.00-15.00

Synopsis: Swiss-Japanese filmmaker Aya Domenig, the granddaughter of a doctor on duty for the Red Cross during the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, approaches the experience of her deceased grandfather by tracing the lives of a doctor and of former nurses who once shared the same experience. While gathering the memories and present views of these very last survivors, the nuclear disaster in Fukushima strikes and history seems to repeat itself.

Biography: Aya Domenig studied Social Anthropology, Film Studies and Japanology at Zurich University and graduated in Film Directing from the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Her graduation short film Haru Ichiban (Spring Storm) was presented at important festivals such as Locarno, Winterthur and Clermont-Ferrand and won the Prix Cinécinéma at the Premier Plans Film Festival in Angers. The Day the Sun Fell is her first feature length documentary and premiered at the Locarno International Filmfestival.

Locarno Int. Film Festival, Semaine de la Critique, Switzerland (2015)
International Film Festival Hiroshima, Japan (2015)
Weltfilmtage Thusis, Switzerland (2015)
this human world, Vienna, Austria (2015)
“Documentary Competiton” Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Germany, (2016)
“International Competition Documentary Film” Mumbai International Film Festival, India (2016)
DOCfeed Eindhoven, Netherlands (2016)
Green Image Film Festival, Japan (2016)
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Habitat Section (2016)
Sayonara Nukes Berlin, Germany (2016)
“Documentary Competition” Bolzano Film Festival Bozen, Italy (2016)
“Documentary Competition” Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany (2016)
Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival, Germany (2016)
“Documentary Competition” International Film Festival Innsbruck, Austria (2016)
“Horizonte Competition” Fünf Seen Filmfestival , Germany (2016)


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