Official Selection MountainFilm 2021

The Tracker

9 mins


Arrested every year for over a decade, Mutinda thought poaching was great, simply because he learned it from his father. Never knowing the value of the animals, Mutinda was collecting elephant tusks by the tons when his wife delivered an ultimatum: she would leave him should he not seek alternative options of employment. With a renewed outlook, Mutinda discovered that he can use his knowledge and skills for good — spending the last 18 years as a ranger with Richard Bonham’s Big Life Foundation, Mutinda has a new mission: stopping poachers.

World Premiere

Production Team

Sarah Menzies
Sarah Menzies
Jessey Dearing
Susan Grella

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Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2021 Mountainfilm Festival.

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Using innovative conservation strategies and collaborating closely with local communities, partner NGOs, national parks, and government agencies, Big Life seeks to protect and sustain East Africa’s wildlife and wild lands, including one of the greatest populations of elephants left in East Africa. The first organization in East Africa with coordinated anti-poaching teams operating on both sides of the Kenya-Tanzania border, Big Life recognizes that sustainable conservation can only be achieved through a community-based collaborative approach.

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