The Day the Sun Fell

© Domenig
78 minutes / Colour / 2015
Directed by
Aya Domenig

Country of production Switzerland Finland

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.

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest Special Interest

Language and subtitles Japanese and German with English Subtitles

Location(s) depicted Hiroshima Tokyo Takagi

Region South-East Asia

Country Japan

Keywords History Memory Health / Health care / Healing War / Conflict / Reconciliation

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