MOTHERLOAD

A crowdsourced documentary about a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote. How can choices within our nuclear families effect change on a global scale?

 

Directors

 

Liz Canning

Country

USA

Year

2019

Running Time

76 mins 

Website

http://motherloadmovie.com/

SFGFF Film Program: 

Green Film Fest Screening - September 29, 2019

Audience Award Winner

Motherload is a crowdsourced documentary about a new mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of our gas-powered, digital, and divided world, and how cargo bikes could be an antidote. As Liz explores the burgeoning global movement to replace cars with purpose-built bikes, she learns about the bicycle’s history and potential future as the ultimate “social revolutionizer.” Her experiences as a cyclist, as a mother, and in discovering the cargo bike world, teach Liz that sustainability is not necessarily about compromise and sacrifice and there are few things more empowering, in an age of consumption, than the ability to create everything from what seems to be nothing.

DISCUSSION WITH: Liz Canning