Jonathan Lee, the famous global
environmentalist, and three kids from Ulleung Island of Korea launch a project to tell the world about Dokdo, Korea's rightful territory. Through their "Dokdo Style" project, which spans across the entire Pacific region from Dokdo to Los Angeles, they hope to spread the tragic history of the extinct sea lions of Dokdo and speak about their efforts to bring them back.
First shooting to take place on Dokdo - The "Dokdo Style" MV
The fickle weather and unpredictable waves serve as a big obstacle from the beginning as the boys get ready to film their music video on Dokdo.
Will they be able to overcome it and inform the world about Dokdo?
A quest to bring back Dokdo's sea lions, extinct by Japan's reckless hunting
Driven to extinction in the mid-1900s by Japanese fishermen, the Dokdo sea lions represent the suffering caused by Japan's territorial claim over Dokdo.
From 1903 to 1910, when Japan's sea lion hunting was at its heigh, 14,000 sea lions were captured and killed. This ruthless hunting continued until there wasn't a single sea lion left on the islets.
The hunting of the sea lions also related to Japan's current claim of its sovereignty over Dokdo. Dokdo's sea lions had silky fur, so their skin was often used to make bags. Their subcutaneous fat was used as oil, and their flesh was either eaten or mixed with their bones to make fertilizers.
The trio's music video shows the tragic history of the sea lions that once used to roam the islets of Dokdo.
Korea's "Dokdo Style" sweeps across LA!
The trio flies to Los Angeles, U.S.! Together with Jonathan Lee, they hold their surprise event to promote Dokdo with the whole world watching them.
On November 7th, Arirang Prime brings you the painstaking and touching endeavors of the 13-year-old trio to protect Dokdo.