Headwaters at Incarnate Word Film Library 


Title: The Messenger, 2015

Length: 90 minutes

Rating: NR

Categories: Ecology, Wildlife, Habitat, Pollution, Conservation

More: “The Messenger is riveting, emotionally engaging, and visually extravagant from the first frame to the last. Up-to-the-minute facts on how birds communicate about environmental change are interwoven with gripping stories about the perils faced every year by these amazing world travelers.”

Title: Bees: Tales from the Hive, 2007

Length: 54 minutes

Rating: NR

Categories: Wildlife, Habitat

More: “Amazingly up-close footage filmed with specially developed macro lenses brings you the most intimate and most spectacular portrayal of a working bee colony ever filmed. Its not frightening- its fascinating. See things you never imagined. Hear things only bees hear. Discover new found facts about the strange and complex life of bees in Bees: Tales from the Hive.”


Title: Play Again, 2010

Length: 80 and 53 minutes

Rating: 6+

Categories: Politics, Education, Conservation

More: “Pose[s] a crucial question: Will children raised without contact with the natural world work to protect it?..demonstrates[s] the essential fact that the risks of raising a generation of children away from nature are much larger--for the young, society, and the planet--than those that await them in the great outdoors.” Sacha Vignieri, Science Magazine

Title: America’s Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie, 2005

Length: 60 minutes

Rating: 6+

Categories: Ecology, Wildlife, Habitat, History

More: “Prior to Euro-American settlement in the 1820s, one of the major landscape features of North America was 240 million acres of tallgrass prairie. But between 1830 and 1900 -- in the span of a single lifetime -- the prairie was steadily transformed to farmland. This drastic change in the landscape brought about an enormous social change for Native Americans. In an equally short time their cultural imprint was reduced in essence to a handful of place-names appearing on maps.

The extraordinary cinematography of prairie remnants, original score and archival images are all delicately interwoven to create a powerful and moving viewing experience about the natural and cultural history of America.”


Title: Tapped, 2009

Length: 75 and 54 minutes

Rating: 9+

Categories: Water, Pollution, Activism

More: “Tapped is one film that cannot be ignored..how we bottle and utilize tap water could potentially exhaust our fresh drink water supplies within our lifetime.” Dr. James M. Cervino, Marine Biologist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Adjunct Professor, Stony Brook University

Title: Rara Avis John James Audubon and the Birds of America, 2014

Length: 93 minutes

Rating: NR

Categories: Wildlife

More: “He was one of the most remarkable men in early America. A self-taught painter and ornithologist, he pursued a dream that made him famous in his lifetime and left a legacy in art and science that endures to this day. His portrait hangs in the White House and his statue stands over the entrance to the American Museum of Natural History. Yet the story of John James Audubon has never been told on movie screens.”


Title: Green Fire- Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time, 2011

Length: 73 minutes

Rating: 7+

Categories: Ecology, History, Education, Activism

More: “This beautiful, moving, and inspiring film reminds us that the man we most remember for the land ethic was also a father of wilderness protection, ecological restoration, and our whole consciousness about what he called our hardest task - the ability to live on a piece of land without spoiling it.” Amory B. Lovins, Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute

“Green Fire...should be mandatory viewing for any student in a natural resource field, indeed for anyone who values nature, wilderness, and wildlife...This film is a fine tribute to Leopold's legacy...Green Fire will contribute to people's appreciation of this amazing man and his role in the history of the conservation movement.” Dr. Michael Hutchins, Executive Director/CEO, The Wildlife Society