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Thirst for Power Film & Theater

  • Paramount Theatre
  • 713 Congress Ave.
  • Austin, TX 78701
  • December 3, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Price: Student Tickets w ID $12 | Adult Tickets $20 | VIP Tickets at $50

Water and energy are the two fundamental components of a society, and they are interconnected. Thirst for Power, shot on location across France, California, and Texas, explores the history of civilization's quest to procure abundant water and energy — from ancient Roman aqueducts in Europe to modern America’s vast hydroelectric infrastructure. The film explores our dependence on water for energy as well as vulnerabilities in our current systems. Changing the way we think about water and energy can secure the long-term sustainability of both precious resources. 

The documentary is adapted from Dr. Michael E. Webber’s book Thirst for Power: Energy, Water, and Human Survival. Combining anecdotes and personal stories with insights into the latest science of energy and water, both the book and the documentary identify a hopeful path toward wise long-range water-energy decisions and a more reliable and abundant future for humanity. 

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  • Paramount Theatre
  • Student Tickets w ID $12 | Adult Tickets $20 | VIP Tickets at $50