Born 1972 in Japan. Joint Swiss and Japanese citizenship. 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 Filmfestival in Angers. Her first feature length documentary THE DAY THE SUN FELL premiered at the 68th edition of the Locarno International Filmfestival (Critics Week).