Talal Jabari, a Palestinian-American who has worked as a journalist, producer, and sound designer, makes his directorial debut with his documentary Full Signal.
The number of people using convenient cell phones is constantly increasing. The number of cell phone towers, too, must increase to keep up with the demand these people place on the system. Though some of these towers are disguised as chimneys, palm trees, or water towers, many people are still not pleased with them popping up in their neighborhood, both because of their aesthetic values, and the concerns about the possible side effects of being near one of the towers and its electromagnetic radiation.
Full Signal talks to experts researching those health effects, activists who protest the placement of the towers in their neighborhoods, and to the lawmakers and lawyers who regulate the entire process. Though it focuses on the stories of a few individuals, it really speaks to a wide variety of people, as folk worldwide begin to voice concerns about cell phone towers in their neighborhoods.
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