This documentary focuses on Dokdo/Takeshima territorial dispute- related activism in Japan and Korea. It provides individual activists in both countries with a platform to talk about themselves, their activism and their views of the other country.
The territorial dispute between Japan and Korea over the ownership of the Dokdo/Takeshima islets is not limited to state-to-state relations. In both countries there are citizens' groups actively engaged in protesting, lobbying and educating the public. This Island is Ours follows a Korean kindergarten caretaker with a background in student activism and a recently widowed Japanese housewife as they campaign tirelessly for the soveignty of the tiny islets that are currently controlled by Korea, but also claimed by Japan. This film creates a rare insight into the life of the two activists on both sides by presenting their parallel experiences from a neutral point of view. (Directed by Alexander Bukh and Nils Clauss. 2016. Japan / South Korea. 52 minutes.)
Free and open to the public.