Subjects: Physical & Mental Health, Environmental Studies, Technology, Urban Development
Like cigarettes and the toxic chemicals before it, emerging science is revealing the concerning reality that some people may suffer health impacts from radiation emitted by wireless devices.
Today we encounter a hundred thousand times the level of radiation from wireless technologies than we did decades ago. Yet the safety standards set by federal regulatory agencies are outdated. New wireless devices such as smart phones, tablets and baby monitors to the latest “Internet of Things” continue to enter the market without any proper pre-market testing or post-market monitoring. Some feel that too little is done to ensure public safety and awareness.
We meet four people who are struggling with a variety of illnesses from wireless radiation–a breast cancer survivor who had carried her cell phone in her bra, a long-term cell phone user with brain cancer, and a fit, seemingly healthy couple with neurological impacts now identified as being linked to wireless data transmission radiation. Scientists, health researchers, physicians, and other experts document the links and concerns about this technology.
The multi-billion-dollar telecommunications industry goes to great lengths to lobby Congress, influence policy-makers, and dispute any scientific data correlating wireless technology to potential health risks, which is reminiscent of the lead, asbestos, and tobacco industries before them.
GENERATION ZAPPED is a powerfully moving and thought-provoking documentary, daring to shine light on this invisible inconvenience. The film investigates the potential dangers of prolonged exposure to Radio Frequencies (RF) from wireless technology; it’s effects on our health and well-being, as well as the health and development of our children. From its links to breast and brain cancer, to its associations with increased infertility and genetic mutations related to autism and ADHD, to newly developed illnesses, such as Electrical Hyper-Sensitivity (EHS).
AWARDS & SPECIAL EVENTS
• Winner, DC Independent Film Festival 2018 - Best Documentary
• Winner, IndieFest Awards 2018 - Award of Excellence: Documentary Feature, Award of Excellence: Viewer Impact: Content / Message Delivery, Award of Excellence: Women Filmmakers, Award of Excellence: Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising
Over 75 Screenings Across the Country, including:
• California Brain Tumor Association
• Sedona International Film Festival
• San Francisco State University
• Silicon Valley International Film Festival
DOMINIQUE BELPOMME, MD, PhD - Oncologist, President of ARTAC (Research on Treatments Against Cancer), France
MARTIN BLANK, PhD - Associate Professor, Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at Columbia University
ERNESTO BURGIO, MD, PhD - Pediatric Cancer Scientist, President of the Scientific Committee of the International Society of Doctors for Environment (SCISDE)
IGOR BELYAEV, Dr. Sc. - Cancer Research Scientist Head, Laboratory of Radiobiology, Cancer Research Institute, BMC SA
LENNART HARDELL, MD, PhD - Oncology Epidemiologist, Former Professor of Cancer Epidemiology, University Hospital Orebro, Sweden
“Generation Zapped features interviews with experts from around the world to explore the societal and health issues with radio frequency radiation… the film raises important questions about radio frequency radiation that are worth discussing and warrant additional research.” - Education Media Reviews Online, Brandon West, Social Sciences Librarian, State University of New York at Geneseo
"Makes a persuasive case for it's point of view and could stimulate a good deal of discussion." - Library Journal (Harold D. Shane, Mathematics Emeritus, Baruch College, CUNY)
FROM THE EXPERTS
“A wifi classroom is like the inside of a microwave oven set at very low power. Children are exposed to that wifi radiation six hours every school day, five days a week, and for several months during the year.” - Magda Havas, Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Studies, Trent University, Canada