Fwd: Documentary on Dangers of Wireless Technology to screen this Sunday, 6/25

From: GORdon <[email protected]>

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"Bad Reception: The Wireless Revolution in San Francisco"
Produced and Directed by Doug Loranger
Co-Produced by Gordon Winiemko

June 25, 2006, 2pm & 7pm

Roxie Film Center
3117 16th Street at Valencia, San Francisco

With Mayor Gavin Newsom's citywide Wi-Fi initiative, San Francisco moves one
step closer to joining other "wireless" cities around the world. But as the
timely documentary "Bad Reception: The Wireless Revolution in San Francisco"
dramatically illustrates, embracing wireless technology may come with a
steep price for the health and well-being of San Francisco residents and
their environment.

Exploring the dangers of microwave radiation used by cellular phones,
cellular antennas, and other new wireless technologies, "Bad Reception"
tells the compelling story of residents from backgrounds as diverse as the
city itself taking to the streets and taking on City Hall to protest the
politically powerful and poorly regulated wireless industry.

"Though there are triumphs recorded here, including an emotional victory
over a proposed antenna in the upper Fillmore, Bad Reception … ominously
hints that the fight is far from over." – San Francisco Bay Guardian.


The Roxie Film Center's screening of "Bad Reception" coincides with a number
of recent and ongoing political events in the Bay Area:

1. Over 900 residents of San Francisco's Sunset District signed a petition
against Nextel's plan for a cellular tower at the Sunset Reservoir,
prompting Nextel to withdraw the project from the San Francisco Planning
Commission's June 8 calendar.

2. On May 25, 2006, the City of Berkeley's Zoning Adjustment Board voted for
the first time in the City's history to deny a permit for a cellular antenna
facility in the face of strong and well-organized neighborhood opposition.

3. In late May 2006, the California State Senate voted to pass SB 1627, a
T-Mobile-backed piece of legislation that would further restrict the
authority of California towns, cities and counties to determine where
cellular antennae may or may not be placed.

4. Mayor Gavin Newsom's administration has entered into negotiations with
Google/Earthlink to build a city-wide Wi-Fi network, which could include as
many as 1600 microwave-emitting transmitters operating around the clock in
all areas of the city.

"Bad Reception" makes a compelling case that the unknown and potentially
disastrous effects of long-term exposures to cumulative radiation sources
should become a topic of major public policy discussion and action.

—— End of Forwarded Message

GORdon Winiemko