Dokdo is an upcoming documentary about human identity, legacy, and pride, told through three journeys connected by one small island: Dokdo/Takeshima. Dokdo reflects on the personal reasons that motivate three Korean advocates to fight for the controversial international conflict, and brings a challenging perspective on nationalistic pride.
Coming early 2016.
Thousands of Koreans have changed their legal address to the island in sign of complaint; other extremists kill and spill the blood of pheasants, the national bird of Japan, on top the country’s flag. The small Dokdo Island is made of no exploitable resource. It is just made of rock and meaning. It has been in dispute for decades, ever since the end of the violent Japanese occupation in 1945 and basically everyone in Korea knows about it. Most Japanese citizens have no idea of what the issue means or do not care as much. But the island is the only tangible memory remaining from a time that is only a few generations away. Most Korean fear losing Dokdo would be like losing their identity and honor remaining. Dokdo is a symbol of national identity, and its meaning has been reinforced and kept alive through generations.