Documentary Film: Thirst For Power

Presented By: Amazing Earthfest

Topic: Water and Energy. 

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020

Time: This film is available for viewing now until 6:00 PM Mountain Time (MDT), Saturday, September 19, 2020 – Please note the time zone! (61 minutes). A post-film discussion will take place on Zoom at 7:00pm (MDT).  You will receive both these links when you register below.

Water is life.  It is crucial to survival, a successful civilization, and the ability to make energy in our modern era.  These two fundamental components are interconnected: when one is in short supply the other will be vulnerable.  Adapted from Dr. Michael E. Webber’s book, Thirst For Power traces the history and importance of sanitary water and waste water delivery originating in the Roman Empire, and explores our dependence on water for energy as well as the huge vulnerabilities in our current systems, exacerbated by climate change.  Anecdotes, personal stories and insights into the latest science of energy and water identify a hopeful path towards wise, long-range decisions and a more reliable and secure future.

Watch the trailer here.

Awards and Festivals: Cinéfest Sudbury International, EarthXFilm, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, Cinema Verde and Water Docs Film Festivals.

Then after the film, beginning at 7:00 PM MDT, hop on Zoom for an Amazing Earthfest audience discussion to share what you learned from watching the film.  With the benefit of the information presented in this documentary, what, if anything, would you do differently in your life?  When you register below, you will also receive a separate link to join the discussion.  Hope to see you there!


Register in advance for this Zoom discussion and receive the film link

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting.  Please do not share this video link with others, as we have a limited number of viewing spots for our organization to use.  If someone that you know is interested, please have them visit this page and register.  Thank you!


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Event Contact Name: Rich Csenge, Earthfest Founding Director

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