Artists' Television Access

Bad Reception

"the Wireless Revolution in San Francisco"

Friday, June 13, 2003, 8:00 pm, $5

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The dot-com era in San Francisco provoked responses from the activist community over live-work lofts, illegal evictions, and the displacement of working people and artists from their traditional communities.  Less widely reported was the response by ordinary residents to another by-product of this technological revolution — the proliferation of wireless antennas to feed the booming use of cell phones throughout the city.

Spurred by credible but often suppressed scientific research, San Francisco residents formed the San Francisco Neighborhood Antenna-Free Union (SNAFU) to resist the potentially hazardous placement of wireless antennas near their homes, schools and health care centers. This conceptually fascinating one-hour documentary follows SNAFU as a growing number of grassroots volunteers takes on one of the most powerful corporate entities in the world.

Providing insight into similar struggles throughout the United States and across the globe makes “Bad Reception: the Wireless Revolution in San Francisco” a timely and uplifting look at the local face of an international movement to safeguard individual freedom, personal choice and the safety of our health and environment.

followed by discussion with the producers and invited guests .

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