Expired October 12, 2020 3:00 PM
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Watch the film anytime starting Oct 8th at 7am and then join us on Sunday for a Q&A with film director Liz Canning.

“Host a virtual, live, or outdoor MOTHERLOAD event to galvanize support for livable streets, strong communities, and more access to nature in our lives and hometowns.” Visit the MOTHERLOAD homepage to find out more.

MOTHERLOAD is a crowdsourced documentary in which the cargo bicycle becomes a vehicle for exploring parenthood in this digital age of climate change. As Marin filmmaker and new mother Liz Canning meets the people behind the push to replace cars with purpose-built bikes, she contemplates the increasing tension between modern life and our hunter-gatherer DNA, and discovers the history and potential future of the bicycle as the “ultimate social revolutionizer.” Conflict arises when characters in the film encounter cultural resistance—in particular, bikelash focused on women and mothers. MOTHERLOAD draws connections here to the struggle of cyclist Suffragettes and women's seemingly endless fight for bodily autonomy.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    1:26:00
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Liz Canning
  • Screenwriter
    Liz Canning
  • Producer
    Liz Canning
  • Executive Producer
    Arleen McGlade
  • Co-Producer
    Marilyn DeLaure
  • Filmmaker
    Liz Canning
  • Cast
    Liz Canning
  • Sound Design
    Jeremiah Moore