Generation Zapped

GENERATION ZAPPED is an eye-opening documentary which reveals that wireless technology can pose serious health risks, from infertility to cancer. Through interviews with experts in science and public health, along with people who suffer from high sensitivity to wireless radiation, the film suggests ways to reduce your exposure and protect your family.

  • Sabine El Gemayel
  • Sabine El Gemayel
  • Peter Sullivan
    Executive Producer
  • Carolyn Chen
    Executive Producer
  • Edward Osei-Gyimah
    SlingShot, Power, Banner on the Moon, Naked and Afraid, The Jungle Curse , The Girls in the Band, America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments, Finding God in the City of Angels, Paint Your Plate!
  • Marco Jakubowicz
    A Lego Brickumentary, Tattoo Nation, WWII, Crank: High Voltage.
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 19, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    445,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Silicon Valley International Film Festival
    Silicon Valley
    United States
    December 14, 2017
  • Community screenings
  • San Francisco Premiere
    San Francisco
    United States
    October 24, 2017
    North American Premiere
  • Los Angeles Screnning at Laemmle Royal
    Los Angeles
    January 11, 2018
Distribution Information
  • Collective Eyes
    Country: United States
  • Fremantle Corporation
    Country: Worldwide
  • Giant Interactive
    Country: Worldwide
Director Biography - 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 is completing Generation Zapped a solution oriented feature documentary set for a 2017 release. She also has two compelling socially engaged screenplays ready for production and docu-series in development.

As a concerned mother, Sabine is on a mission to bring awareness about the effects of cell phones radiations and wireless technologies on children’s health.

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Director Statement

GENERATION ZAPPED is a contemporary, powerfully moving, and thought-provoking documentary, which I connect to from a very personal place. As a mother of three I am deeply concerned with the shadow side of wireless technologies on my children and, not to mention, how it is sociologically impacting their behavior.

My film investigates the growing body of research on the alarming health risks associated with wireless technology, as well as what the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Telecom Industry don’t want you to know. Today, we encounter more then 100,000 times the levels of Radio Frequency (RF) exposure from wireless technologies than we did decades ago when the FCC first published its regulations designed to protect us. As a mother and as a citizen I’m concerned about the business ethics behind the wireless revolution and its ubiquitous use in schools, at work, and at home.

I love my technology yet I invite you to consider the case for honoring the precautionary principle when it comes to your wholesale adoption of wireless technology – simply slow down and “plug it in” until further research is complete. - Director, Sabine El Gemayel