Thirst for Power In-Person Field Trip : Paramount Theatre Austin

Thirst for Power In-Person Field Trip

Thirst for Power Based on the book by Michael E Webber

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 water and energy — from ancient Roman aqueducts in Europe to modern America’s vast hydroelectric infrastructure. The documentary combines anecdotes and personal stories with insights into the latest science of energy and water, and identifies a hopeful path toward wise long-range water-energy decisions and a more reliable and abundant future for humanity.

Preview the Documentary

Available asynchronously October 1, 2022 – May 31, 2023
Documentary run time: 63 minutes


Q&A with Students

With Dr. Michael E. Webber, Mat Hames, Juan Garcia, and more panelists to be announced


Discovery Guide

Participants will get access to our interactive study guide with TEKS connections to STEM, Global Studies, Social Studies, Philanthropy, Film & Fine Arts.


Paramount Theatre Digital Tour

Want to introduce the historic Paramount Theatre to your students before their in-person field trip? Watch a preview of our Paramount Theatre Digital Tour.


This event is powered by: CPS Energy Itron

Additional thanks to: Alpheus MediaDiscoThe University of Texas