Houston is the “Bayou City,” home to 22 bayou systems, totaling over 2,500 miles of waterways throughout Harris County. However, Houston has a long and tumultuous relationship with its bayous. “Bayou City,” an inspiring film released in 2020 and featured in the Wild Texas Film Tour, was directed and produced by Olivia Haun (Schmidt). It sheds light on these issues and the work being done to protect our bayous and streams. Haun is an ecologist and conservation filmmaker from Austin, Texas, and Outreach Specialist for the Wildlife Diversity Program with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Buffalo Bayou: A Right to Life
Photographer Jim Olive created this beautiful short film “Buffalo Bayou: A Right to Life” for the Wild About Houston Film Festival in 2020. It is dedicated to our founding president, Frank C. Smith Jr.
You can also watch Jim’s beautiful film about Christmas Bay on the Texas coast, “Coastal Essence.” Jim is the founder and executive director of the Christmas Bay Foundation.