Friday, September 16, 2016

Mobilize: A Film About Cell Phone Radiation

Aug 1, 2016

Mobilize: A Film About Cell Phone Radiation is an award-winning, feature-length documentary that explores the potential long-term health effects from cell phone radiation, including cancer and infertility. 

The film examines recent scientific research, follows state and national legislative efforts, and illuminates the influence that technology companies have on public health. The film was selected as the best documentary film at the California Independent Film Festival in 2014. 

Mobilize features interviews with 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. For more information see the official Mobilize web site and Facebook page.

The online version of the film can be rented or purchased from Dreamscape Media on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/mobilizevod or http://bit.ly/mobilizevideo. The DVD can be purchased through Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M58FRQM/

Note: I have no financial interest in the film.

KPFA Interview 
of Joel Moskowitz, Ph.D., about Mobilize on September 11, 2014.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgde8u9mBmw

KALW panel on Mobilize, Joel Moskowitz and Kevin Kunze. September 16, 2014. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01YB1ShpNWY


Film review:
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)