Tiger on the Rocks is a film that brings to life the story of a species whose story lives on
across the Australian continent in rock art, footprints and fossils. It is a story told by First
Nations artists, rangers and custodians, biologists and bone hunters. With creative use of landscapes, interviews, artworks, archives, and animation, Tiger on the Rocks takes the
audience into the Thylacine’s world. Sheep-killing beast, or tragic victim of human-induced
extinction? Ancient painting on a rock or vivid ancestor spirit? Is it really lost forever?
Brought to you by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, this screening and
following panel discussion brings together multiple perspectives and insights to throw light
on the Tiger’s still-living power and discussion of its future.
Watch the film then join Director, Cathryn Vasseleu, Producer, Pat Fiske, as well as wildlife
ecologist Professor Euan Ritchie, Evolutionary biologist Professor Andrew Pask and
traditional owner Lois Nadjamerrek as they unpack what it means to understand the past,
present and future of the Tasmanian Tiger, Thylacinus cynocephalus.