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“The exposures we now have are unprecedented. I remember a life without this radiation - but the children we have now are going to view the internet the way we view electricity. They’ll think it’s something that of course is ok because they never knew life without it” - Erica Mallery-Blythe, MD
GENERATION ZAPPED 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).
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 Yet the safety standards set by federal regulatory agencies remain outdated.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. Too little is done to ensure public safety and awareness.
Telecommunications is a multi-billion-dollar industry that 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.
So how can we uncover the facts and reduce our exposure to limit the associated health risks during this technological revolution? GENERATION ZAPPED attempts to do just that.
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Electromagnetic radiation such as Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and Radio Frequencies (RF) are generated by: Cell phones, Wi-Fi routers, cordless phones, baby monitors, cell phone antennas, smart meters, smart boards, Bluetooth devices, and any wireless transmission.
Sabine El Gemayel
Producer and Director
Sabine El Gemayel
SABINE conveys her strong narrative skills and her deep understanding of human emotions into her directing work giving a voice to extraordinary people in ordinary situations and undermined social themes.
Wandering around the Middle East under inconceivable circumstances following the aftermath from the Persian Revolution and during the Lebanese Civil War, Sabine considers herself to be a citizen of the world. Her passion for filmmaking brought her to Los Angeles, where she resides since 1994.
After editing a number of award winning feature films, Sabine successfully marked her debut as a writer-director with NILOOFAR (in competition at Berlinale 59th Generation Kplus, Cannes Junior, AFI, and prestigious special screenings) .
Currently, Sabine has two compelling socially engaged screenplays ready for production and another feature documentary in development. As a mother, Sabine is on a mission to expose the Truth about the effects of cell phones radiations and wireless technologies on children’s health.
PETER is the founder and CEO of Clear Light Ventures, Inc., as well as an environmental health funder who focuses on toxins and wireless safety. He has spent the last 15 years successfully recovering his two sons from autism and sensory issues. Peter's work on detoxification and EMF's have been featured in the book Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World, the book The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in the Adolescent and Adult Years, and CNN's Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man. He serves on the advisory board for the International Institute for Building-Biology & Ecology.
Today Peter is one of the leading funders in the country in this area of research, funding work at Harvard, Stanford, University of California, Berkeley and several leading environmental health non-profits. He speaks about autism and environmental health at conferences throughout the United States and abroad. Previously, he was a software designer for Netflix, Inc., Interwoven, Inc., Excite@Home, and Silicon Graphics. Prior to working in high-tech, he was an Executive Officer and pilot in the United States Navy. He has a B.A. in psychology from University of Detroit and an M.S. in computer science from Stanford University.
Executive Producer and Cinematographer
CAROLYN has brought her stunning visual style and emotionally driven storytelling to TV commercials and brand content for over two decades.
Her stories range from a series of visually striking moments found in a real-people documentary to unique narrative performance that defines a national brand campaign.
An award-winning cinematographer, Carolyn spent her childhood armed with a camera and black and white film roaming lower Manhattan and Chinatown. After beginning her formal photography training at RISD, she was compelled to more narrative storytelling and completed her education in filmmaking at NYU.
ARTEM, photographer and cinematographer, was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia and moved to the United States at the age of 11. He discovered his passion for photography as a young boy while borrowing his grandfather's unloaded 35mm camera for the sole joy of being able to set focus and press the shutter. Artem studied International Relations and Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and graduated in 2008.
His real filmmaking school began in the cutting room with mentor and editor Alain Jakubowicz. While pursuing his passion in cinematography and directing, Zuev quickly understood that all facets of filmmaking are revealed in the cutting room. After several feature editing credits alongside Alain Jakubowicz, Artem got his first break as a cinematographer on Isaac Hertz’s One Rock Three Religions which won the 2015 International Jury Grand Prix at the Terra di Siena Film Festiva, 2016 Impact DOCS Award, and has received a special screening at the U.S. Congress.
Besides his main focus on documentary cinematography and direction, Zuev also produces freelance videos for commercial and independent clients. Outside of filmmaking Artem plays professional level petanque and represents USA as player and coach in international competitions and world championships.
MARCO is a part of the very last generation that had the privilege to worked on 35mm film so he understands the power of cutting celluloid prior to the digital revolution. This unique experience shaped his savoir-faire in terms of storytelling. In Marco’s own words, “The difference between cutting film and digital editing is: In the film days one used to think and then make a cut. Today, one makes a cut and then thinks.”
Marco moved from Israel to Los Angeles in 1997. With more then six features, fivefeature documentaries, numerous TV documentaries and commercials and over 18 years of experience in a cutting room, Marco is dedicated to telling compelling and engaged stories with images. Some of his credits include A Lego Brickumentary, Tattoo Nation, WWII in HD and Crank: High Voltage.
JORDAN is a Los Angeles native and multi-instrumentalist who scored his first film at age 21. His film/TV work includes Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life starring academy-award winner Mira Sorvino and Joe Pantoliano, as well as multiple original series for Netflix, HBO, Amazon and Reelz Network. Jordan’s commercial campaigns range from presidential candidates to major brands like MasterCard, Pepsi, Burger King, L’Oreal, Toyota, Dell Computers and Bergdorf-Goodman. He draws his inspiration from artists and composers like Cliff Martinez, Brian Eno, Lorne Balfe, Ry Cooder and Butch Vig who have all pushed Jordan to create unique music for each new project.
KARINA joined Global Girls Media in 2010 where her interest in documentary filmmaking began. Her passion for social issues and story telling led her to work as a camera assistant on the documentary One Rock Three Religions. She filmed Middle Eastern women speaking about one of Jerusalem’s most politically sensitive sites: The Temple Mount.
Since 2014 Karina has been the associate producer for Generation Zapped helping on the first crowdfunding campaign, managing social media, doing production work and coordinating interviews.
Social Media Producer
GRETCHEN is an independent film producer currently in pre-production on the feature documentary Deliver The Mother (working title) with director Sara Terry. She is also in pre-production on a new feature film with director Christopher N. Rowley (Bonneville, Molly Moon). Her earlier production credits include the documentary Folk, directed by Sara Terry, currently on the international film festival circuit. Gretchen brings to the table a wide-ranging expertise garnered through an effective and diverse career in Media and Marketing. Throughout her career she has produced numerous local and community programs for Radio, Television and more recently, New Media. As a media sales and marketing strategist she spent over a decade working for pop culture giants, Disney, ABC, ESPN and MTV. With her wide-ranging business experience, Gretchen brings an original and insightful point of view to film making.
Social Media Producer
JERYL is the Founder and CEO of Social Media Darlings, a social media management company that helps businesses create their online presence and outreach strategy. She has successfully built Internet footprints for a diverse range of clients, including authors, TV personalities, travel agencies and Web/New Media programs. She has been instrumental in pioneering Social TV through her work with high-profile shows Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, and The Ricki Lake Show, to establish their online communities. With social media, Jeryl has been able to leverage her extensive experience in networking and communications into the brave new world of social media marketing, and is known for "dragging people tweet first" into the Social Media Frontier. She is currently in pre-production on the feature documentary Deliver the Mother (working title) with director Sara Terry and producers Gretchen Landau and Stephanie Wiand.
Igor Belyaev, PhD.
Head, Laboratory of Radiobiology, Cancer Research Institute, Slovak Academy of Science, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Dominique Belpomme, MD, PhD.
Oncologist & President of ARTAC
Association for Research Therapeutic Anticancer
Martin Blank, PhD.
Associate Professor, Physiology and Cellular Biophysics
Ernesto Burgio, MD, PhD.
President of the Scientific Committee of the International Society of Doctors for Environment (SCISDE)
David Carpenter, MD
Co-Editor of the BioIniative Report
Director of the Institute for Health & Environment at University of Albany
George Carlo, PhD., JD
Epidemiologist & Public Health Scientist
Chairman of the Wireless Technology Research (WTR), 1990 – 1996
Victoria L. Dunckley, MD
Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Electrical Engineer & Certified Building Biologist
Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD.
Oncologist & Professor of Cancer Epidemiology at the University Hospital in Orebro, Sweden
Magda Havas, PhD.
Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University, Canada
Martha Herbert, MD, PhD.
Pediatric Neurologist and Brain Development Researcher
Olle Johansson, PhD.
Professor, head of the Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, at the Karolinska Institute
Introduced the clinical term "screen dermatitis"
Joel Moskowitz, PhD.,
Center for Family and Community Health School of Public Health University of California, Berkeley
Erica Mallery-Blythe, MD.
Physician's Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment
Founder California Brain Tumor Association
LAUSD, Environmental Assessment Coordinator Odors and Emissions
Co-Editor of the BioIniative Report
Public Policy researcher
Jonathan Samet, MD, MS.
Chairman of IARC, 2011
John West, MD
Director of breast surgery and oncologist at Breastlink of Orange