Tasmanian Tiger Meets Hokkaido Wolf: Australia & Japan Beyond Eco-Anxiety
Worldwide, over 60 percent of young people are impacted by ecological and climate anxiety (eco-anxiety). Are you the same?
This project aims to educate and empower young people in Australia and Japan to reduce eco-anxiety.
With an educational film including stories about the extinct Tasmanian tiger and Hokkaido wolf we aim to counter these feelings of despair and hopelessness. Positive stories within the sad history of these animals will be highlighted. While remaining critical of past mistakes, we will ask how these animals could help you reimagine and plan a sustainable future.
The film will be shown in both countries at an international symposium, educational institutions, plus AnimeGo!, a community event in Adelaide.
After viewing the film, using social media, you can communicate with other viewers in both countries, sharing your thoughts and ideas about the film, extinction, and other existential issues we face today. We hope that you find the film transformative and the international communication empowering. Our main aim is that the film and cross-cultural communication will help you reduce eco-anxiety by learning about an innovative way of reimagining a different future
International Symposium: Friday 6 October
Tasmanian Tiger meets Hokkaido Wolf: Premiere Manga by Astro Boy's creator
2:30 - 4pm
Helen Mayo North 103, Frome Road, the University of Adelaide
Free public event
- Associate Professor Shoko Yoneyama (Lead investigator) - School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics, University of Adelaide
- Professor Melissa Nursey-Bray (Co-investigator) - School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics, University of Adelaide
- Professor Philip Weinstein (Co-investigator) - School of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide
- Danielle LeMieux (Early career researcher) - School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics, University of Adelaide
- Dr Yasushi Kawakami (International collaborator) - Manager, Nature & History Division, Tottori Prefectural Museum, Japan
'Tasmanian Tiger Meets Hokkaido Wolf: Australia and Japan beyond Eco-anxiety' has received grant funding from the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (project AJF2022005).