Mobilize features interviews with numerous scientists, doctors, politicians, cancer patients, and technology experts.
The film was directed by Kevin Kunze and produced by Ellie Marks, Joel Moskowitz, and Devra Davis.
The film will be re-released on June 7th by Dreamscape Media, LLC and will be available on DVD as well as via streaming from Amazon and Vimeo. Check this page for updates.
For more information see the official Mobilize web site and Facebook page.
Mobilize 3 1/2 stars(2014) 84 min. DVD: $19.98. ISBN: 978-1-939517-25-8. What are the long-term health consequences from daily use of cellular phones? No one really knows, since widespread cell phone use is fairly new. Still, filmmaker Kevin Kunze’s documentary Mobilize makes a strong case that persuasive evidence has emerged regarding the potential for damage to the human body through heavy cell phone usage. Buried in the fine print of the manuals that accompany new cell phones are warnings about keeping the devices a short distance from a user’s head. But studies outlined here make it clear that such precautions aren’t enough: radiation from phones causes heat that, over time, can injure the brain, while a phone’s constant radio interactions with mobile device towers can alter brain chemistry. The problems don’t end there: cell phones carry a potential threat to pregnant women and their babies, and have been linked to cancer, low sperm count, and attention deficit disorder (the industry is also marketing to toddlers, assuring that future generations will be exposed to this radiation). Despite the concerns, Mobilize illustrates how the lobbying and legal powers of the telecommunications industry have been able to shut down any legislative or judicial attempts to curb emissions (or even educate consumers). An alarming documentary with unquestionably controversial findings, this is highly recommended. Aud: C, P. (T. Keogh)