Thursday, November 30, 2023

Mobilize: A Film About Cell Phone Radiation

Mobilize: A Film About Cell Phone Radiation is a 
feature-length documentary that explores the long-term health effects from cell phone radiation including cancer and infertility. The film examines scientific research, follows state and national legislative efforts, and illuminates the influence that technology companies have on public health. 

Mobilize features interviews with scientists, doctors, politicians, cancer patients, and technology experts. The film was selected as the best documentary film at the California Independent Film Festival in 2014.

Release date:  2014

Running time:  1:23:22

Cast:  Steve Aoki, Andrea Boland, Richard Branson, Otis Brawley, George W. Bush, David Carpenter, Raffi Cavoukian, Bill Clinton, Hilary Clinton, Steven Colbert, Anderson Cooper, Devra Davis, Cameron Diaz, Lady Gaga, Stanton Glantz, Al Gore, Janet Jackson, Steve Jobs, David Katz, Lenny Kravitz, Dennis Kucinich, Kevin Kunze, Mark Leno, Lawrence Lessig, Adam Levine, Eva Longoria, Eric Mar, Joel Moskowitz, Robert Nagourney, Gavin Newsom, Conan O'Brien, Barack Obama, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brad Pitt, Debbie Raphael, Jonathan Samet, Diane Sawyer, David Servan-Schreiber, Renee Sharp, Joe Simitian, Shepard Smith, Tony Strickland, Hugh Taylor, Ali Velshi, John Walls, Josh Wolf, Steve Wozniak, Ye, Leland Yee

Director:  Kevin Kunze

Producers:  Amir Zeev Kovacs, Kevin Kunze, Ellie Marks, Devra Davis, Joel Moskowitz

Writer:  Kevin Kunze

The film can be streamed for free via Bitchute:

The film can be rented for $1.99 or purchased for $7.99 on Amazon Prime:

The DVD can be purchased through Amazon:


KPFA Interview 
of Joel Moskowitz about Mobilize on September 11, 2014.

KALW panel on Mobilize, Joel Moskowitz and Kevin Kunze. September 16, 2014.

Note: I have no financial interest in the film.

Movie reviews
Mobilize: A Film about Cell Phone Radiation
Distributed by TDC Entertainment, 220 East 23rd St., Suite 405, New York, NY 10010
Produced by Devra Davis, Ellen Marks, and Joel Moskowitz
Directed by Kevin Kunze
DVD, color, 88 min.

General Adult
Health Care, Public Health, Sociology, Psychology, Telecommunications

Reviewed by Rodney Birch, Reference Librarian, George Fox University
Mobilize investigates the claims around the question of whether the radiation from cell phones is harmful to human health. While the question dates back to the early 1990s, it has been revived as a result of the World Health Organization has stated that, “the electromagnetic fields produced by mobile phones are . . . possibly carcinogenic to humans,” as well as an increasing number of scientific studies showing the effects of cell phone radiation on human health, personal claims, and our increasing dependence on these personal communication devices. The producers go beyond the hype to get to the root of the issue, often exposing inconsistencies in statements by the cell phone industry regarding the current research, and statements made by the Federal Communications Commission and public health organizations. The producers process the information gained through scientific research, Congressional Hearings, and interviews with cell phone industry executives, politicians, public health professionals, and other individuals to provide a balanced and thorough discussion and investigation. Other countries have created legislation around the public health concerns related to the radiation from cell phones. The producers of the film claim the U.S. is slower to adopt such legislation due to the lobbying efforts of the cell phone industry. One of the few cases mentioned is when the city of San Francisco adopted a policy regarding the health concern of cell phone radiation, the cell phone industry filed a lawsuit against the city. This film would be a useful resource for persons exploring the impact of technology on health and behavior, including sociology, psychology, health care and public health

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)