Thirst for Power

Directed By
Mat Hames
Past Presentation
Cinema Verde
Energy Award
2019
Thirst for Power
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Thirst for Power
61
Minutes
Minute
Water
,
Energy
,
Documentary
United States
2019

Filmed across France, California, and Texas, the film traces 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. In the modern world, water and energy are the two fundamental components of a society, and they are interconnected. The film explores our dependence on water for energy as well as the huge vulnerabilities in our current systems, exacerbated by climate change. The documentary is adapted from Dr. Michael E. Webber’s book Thirst for Power: Energy, Water, and Human Survival.

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