Something is happening on the African savannah. A new super-predator – one without fangs or claws – has insinuated itself into this timeless place, turning its inhabitants into easy prey… with just one squeeze of the trigger.
In the animal world, there are two types of hunters, those who hunt to survive and those who hunt for fun, but they all depend on mawindo, a Swahili word meaning “the one who is to be hunted” – in English, simply ‘prey’. This documentary takes a new look at the classic concept of hunters and prey, a change of protagonists that reveals how the ones who are to be hunted on the Serengeti savannah organize themselves, live and feel.
Mawindo is a reminder of the key role prey plays in all ecosystems. Because without mawindo – the hunted – there can be no hunters.