Man meets hippopotamus in a yearly ritual and ferocious battle of life and death for both hunter and prey.
The hippotamus hunt is not just a ritual; it has also become the basis of survival for the people of Outagouna. As years of drought have resulted in a perpetual lack of food, and a hippotamus of 4,000 kilos will provide meat for an entire village for almost a year, the stakes and hopes are high. The people of Ouatagouna come together as one in the preparations for the event, as its outcome will be the difference between going to bed hungry and food security. But the hunters are not the only ones who are prepared, as the hippotaumus know a trick or two as well.

A sometimes chillingly graphic documentary about a fight for life and death between skilled hunters and animals suspicious of anyone on two legs.