Aya Domenig

Aya Domenig was born in Japan in 1972 and grew up in Switzerland. From 1992 until 2000 she studied Social Anthropology, Film Studies and Japanology at the University of Zurich, specializing in Visual Anthropology.
During an exchange year at the Hitotsubashi University of Tokyo (1997) she shot her first documentary film OYAKATA (The Master). OYAKATA was part of her master thesis when she graduated from University three years later.

From 2001 to 2005 Aya Domenig studied Film Directing at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Her graduation film HARU ICHIBAN (Spring Storm) was screened at various international Filmfestivals such as Locarno and Clermont‐Ferrand and was awarded the Prix Cinécinéma at the Premiers Plans Film Festival in Angers. Her latest film THE DAY THE SUN FELL premiered at the 68th edition of the Locarno International Filmfestival (Critics Week).

Filmography (Selection):
2005 HARU ICHIBAN (Spring Storm)
2004 HITORITABI (Iio-sans Journey)
2002 JE T’AIME

Switzerland/Japan 2015 Director: Aya Domenig Documentary, 78min Japanese, German subtitles https://www.alsdiesonnevomhimmelfiel.com 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.